My very first attempt at making scones did not turn out as I hoped that it would. Not only did they not look the way they should have, they did not have the texture of a normal scone!
Although they tasted nice, they were rock hard on the outside and the inside were not loose enough. One of the reason was because I used plain flour instead of self-raising flour (and to see other reasons for the failed attempt, see here).
Seeing that I have lots and lots of self-raising flour left in the cupboard, I decided to make another attempt in baking some scones!
This time, I used Jamie Oliver's recipe from his cookbook 'Jamie's Ministry of Food', which sounded much more logical and giving much more chance of making beautiful scones. Also, remembering NOT to do everything that I done wrong the last time.
After 12-15 minutes of waiting with anticipation, the scones were finally ready to be taken out of the oven......
Hooray! They had all risen well and looked everything like how a proper scone should look!
With the tops browning beautifully and the middle had risen until you can see that they want to separate into halves. Perfect~!
Now, all I had to do was cut them into halves, add a dollop of strawberry jam then add another dollop of clotted cream - simply irresistible!
|Strawberry jam and Clotted cream|
Add a few fresh strawberries, get the tea ready and I have a nice afternoon tea, a proper English tea!
|With some fresh strawberries|
The scones had browned properly and they had a very nice firm texture that breaks easily with each bite. Needless to say, the sweet strawberry jam and rich clotted cream was just fantastic with the lovely scones.
NB I used Hartley's strawberry jam as they make delicious jams and had strawberry pieces in the jar.
A simple English teacake made with three key simple ingredients ie flour, milk and egg. Delicious!