Tuesday, 25 October 2011

I've Been Baking!

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, beaten

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?


  1. Awww yum! I want to bake scones and have a summer high tea soon.
    Have a look at the floral cropped singlet top I just made on my blog.

    Xox Soph.


  2. They look so good and are making me so hungry, think im going to have to go and make some to! xx


  3. i love baking but i have to calm it down sometimes or we end up just throwing things away :D


  4. Ive had a mad craving for scones this week too. My next lined up for this week is toffee apple cupcakes. They look delish!


  5. yum these look super yummy, well done, might try this! I live with italians, just told them about this recipe, and they said they have never even heard of scones!!!! This must be made for sunday afternoon tea! xxx

  6. I've always been a bit of a baking obsessive but I've been worse over the last month since I've been between jobs.

    I haven't made scones for ages, they might have to be my next task!


  7. I love scones but I'm rubbish at baking! Haha, might try these though! xx

  8. They look so yummy, I really do love a yummy scone with jam and lots of cream mmm!! xxx

  9. awwww your making me hungry and want some of those xx

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  10. Oh god they look good! I love baking too, cupcakes are my thing, I make a mean malteaser cupcake! ;p xx

  11. Hmmm they look so yummy! Scones with cream and jam are my favourite. Very jealous! X

  12. Ok, this post made me hungry! haha i dont think ive ever tried scones..

  13. Those look so yummy! I love to bake/cook...might have to snag this recipe from you. Great post! :)

  14. I always WANT to bake but never have the equipment or ingredients and my cooking skills are generally lacking but these look lovely and simple :) xx

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  15. These look yummy! I have recently been baking lots! Last week I did mini victoria sponges and cherry bakewell cupcakes, inspiration came from Mary Berry's book from great british bake off! Must try scones some time xx

  16. I'm about to make an apple tart :) X

  17. Aw. I always used to bake scones for my dad when I was younger.
    Unfortunately the most I've been baking just lately is slimming world puddings.. not as appetising as your scones look thought!

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  18. These look yummy! I've always wanted to make scones just haven't tried yet. What is Castor Sugar?


  19. These look yummy i love scones! x

  20. oooh yummy! promising recipe too haha
    I like to take my scones either with a few sultanas in the mix or just finish them off with a little baby dollop of butter haha

  21. Im lazy i like to eat scones.. baking is a whole step too long!! but they do look great!


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