scones

SCONES are the easiest British teatime treat. You can bake them with dried fruit, sultanas or a pinch of mixed spice to make it special for you. But let me show you the basics about baking scones:
Preparation time: 30 min approximately
Baking time: 15 to 30 min. (it depends on the oven)
Serves: 10 scones
Ingredients:
225 gr. self-raising flour
A pinch of salt
55 gr butter
25 gr caster sugar
150 ml milk

To glaze you can use some milk or one beaten egg.

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 220ºC. Grease a baking sheet
  2. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough
  4. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2 cm thick. Use a 5 cm or 2 inches cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
  5. Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until well risen and golden.
  6. Leave it on a wire rack to cool.
  7. Serve with butter and jam and enjoy them with a nice cup of tea.