It’s safe to say the GBBO & Pinterest (can’t ignore Pinterest) have given me a new interest in baking! I’ve always enjoyed watching the mixture of ingredients create something i find it fascinating, so i thought i would try making some Strawberry & Cream Scones!
- 250g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 40g butter, cut into cubes
- 25g caster sugar
- 100ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- beaten egg, to glaze
- jam, Strawberries and cream, to serve
To begin i preheated my oven to 220c and then greased my baking tray. I then took a large mixing bowl and added the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and mixed, i also added the butter and rubbed it in with my fingers until it mix looked like fine crumbs. I then took the milk and added the vanilla extract and made a little well in the dry mix and added the liquid a little at a time and combined quickly with a butter knife, kneed together until you have a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat down until it’s about 1/2-3/4 inch in thickness. Taking a 5cm cutter, cut out as many scones as possible with the dough you have available and place them on your greased baking tray, then lightly brush the tops with a beaten egg. Pop the baking tray into the oven for 10-15 minutes until the scones have risen and the tops have turned golden, then all thats left is to decorate and serve however you fancy! I choose to serve mine with strawberry jam, strawberries & cream!
How would you eat your scones?