Hello cupcakes (quite appropriate to this post!)
On Saturday, with not much else to do and a craving of scones(!) i decided to get my bake on and whip up a few! I quickly googled a recipe and found this one on the BBC wesbite. Knowing how much of a baking lover my Mum is and the minimal ingredients needed i knew that we would have them all stashed in the kitchen, and we did!
As a baking novice myself the recipe was so straight forward and easy to follow i whipped these up in 10 minutes, plus the 15 minutes they took to bake.
- 225g/8oz self raising flour
- pinch of salt
- 55g/2oz butter
- 25g/1oz caster sugar
- 150ml/5fl oz milk
- 1 free-range egg, beatenRecipe
Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter
Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up
Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
Enjoy with a nice cup of tea! Plus some clotted cream & jam!
A little lopsidded but they tasted lovely nevertheless! Simple but effective!
Have you been hit by the baking-bug?