I love having scones with tea but I never thought I could make them myself. For some reason the idea of making them was a little intimidating to me. The other day my husband suggested we try them out and the two of us spent an afternoon in the kitchen baking scones together. The result was amazing! For one we didn’t kill each other (my husband and I) and managed to complete the task ahead without any injuries. Jokes apart, they (the scones) tasted fantastic served with clotted cream and jam and to my surprise it really wasn’t that hard to make. If you would like to try them out for yourself, the recipe is below.
2 cups all purpose flour
1tbsp backing powder
4tbsp butter, diced
1 egg, beaten
Beaten egg, to glaze
Preheat your oven to 220. Sift flour and baking powder, and then rub in the butter. Add the egg and milk and mix into a dough. Then knead the dough lightly on a floured surface, roll it out and cut out 10 to 12 rounds of about 2cm thickness. Transfer to a baking sheet (covered in backing paper) and brush with egg. Bake them for about 8 minutes until golden. Serve them with butter or jam and cream.
I know that it is quite the dilemma trying to decide weather the jam goes in before or after the cream; sensitive subject for the Brits too! I have tried it both ways and must admit, I always loved the way it tasted whichever way we decided to have it.