Scones - one of British favourite teatime treats!
It is very easy to buy from any supermarkets, bakeries or even some smaller food shops. But the fun of making it and having freshly baked scones is just incomparable.
Hence, again, I turned to my fairly newly acquired baking cookbook and found this recipe to make scones.
Only using three main ingredients:- Plain flour (plus baking powder), milk and butter, the recipe was quite easy to follow.
|Dough cut into 3cm pieces|
It only takes 15-20 minutes of baking.
After baking for 15 minutes, I took the little scones out of the oven and surprise, surprise! They did not look like any ordinary, traditional scones AND they did not raise properly! Not really panicking, I went in search of websites, different cookbooks and a food magazine I subscribe to, I found several similar recipes but using slightly different ingredients e.g. self-raising flour instead of plain flour and slight variation in measurements of ingredients!
But I found the answer to :"Why are the scones dome-shaped instead of flat-topped" in my magazine. It was because when I cut the dough to round shapes, I twisted the glass hence my scones raised unevenly!
However, despite the looks of it, with a splash of clotted cream and strawberry jam, it tasted delicious like any other scones!
|Clotted Cream and Strawberry Jam|
My very first attempt at making scones, not entirely succesful but I shall try again next time, maybe with self-raising flour and remembering not to twist the glass when cutting the dough!