scones mean morning glory. that’s it. and you know it.
the first time I baked scones was a complete fail, but I persevered, and now I can share with you the best recipe to get perfect results every time.
I promise you that this recipe is going to make you almost cry of happiness if you are a scone lover like me, but it’s really important to follow the tips I leave you at the end.
are you thinking about jam and clotted cream? yay!
makes about 12
· ingredients ·
500g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp of caster sugar
1 tsp salt
110g cold unsalted butter
300ml whole milk
1 lg free-range egg
· step by step ·
preheat the oven to 190ºC.
sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix it.
pour the cold butter into the mix until looks like bread crumbs, make sure that there’s no big lumps of butter.
put the mixture into a bowl and make a hole in the middle, and pour the milk into the hole.
start to stir it with a spatula and when is everything mixed then do it by hand until it’s nice and combined, but not too much!
roll the dough with a sprinkle of flour on the top, on a floured table, in about 3 to 4cm thick.
cut them and brush the top of them with a beaten egg.
put them in the oven for about 15 to 20mins until they get a golden colour.
when they’re still a bit warm it’s the best moment to fill them with jam and clotted cream, be generous!
· tips ·
you can do the mix by hand, but make sure that your hands are cold, otherwise you’re going to melt the cold butter in few seconds.
I have to repeat: mix the dough but not too much! If you feel like kneading..make bread.
a bit more flour on the rolling pin will make sure that the dough doesn’t stick.
put some flour on the cutter before you start, that’s going to help to cut the dough easily.
you can re-roll the dough, but the scones will be a bit tough.