Scones !

Scones a very British afternoon snack consumed with a delicious cup of tea.  I love eating them and baking them. The first time I baked them I was around 10 years old. I was at school in my Home Economics class and I thought what is this simple cake like thing and once I had them with strawberry jam I was hooked!

I have no idea where scones originate from nor what the name means. I know that they taste super yummy especially when you are far from home… ie London .

Here is the recipe ;

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Ingredients

2 Cups of flour

4 tsp of baking powder

Pinch of salt

¼ Cup of sugar

6 tablespoon butter (soft / room temp)

2/3 cup of milk

1 egg

(You can add sultans or raisins to the mix if you wish)

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Method

1- Preheat the oven

2- In a large bowl put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and combine well

3- Add the soft butter to the mix, the texture should be sand like.

4- In a separate bowl whisk the milk and egg.

5- Add the wet ingredient to the dry mixture and mix well until it becomes a dough.

6- Transfer the dough into a floured surface and knead for no more than 10 minutes.

7- With a cutter cut circles. You can use a sources or anything round, too large but medium size.

8- Place the cut circles on parchment paper or greased oven try.

9- Brush the scones with a bit of egg mix and place in the oven for 15 minutes or when they are golden brown on gas mark 7 which is around 200C

Serve with clothed cream and strawberry jam to get the best taste !

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