A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent, and are baked on sheet pans. They are often lightly sweetened and are occasionally glazed. Wikipedia
Baking scones is a bit of a nemesis to me! I never get them to rise enough or they leave an aftertaste in the mouth or they are just not perfect! My sister asked me to make her some scones for her birthday high tea on Sunday and oh boy the pressure is on. I’ve have tried the Edmond Scone recipe today and the results were not to bad at all. But I am not quite satisfied yet! So here goes! The challenge is on!
This is the classic NZ recipe from the Edmonds cookbook.
3 cups plain flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
75 g butter
1 -1 1/2 cup milk
1 Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
2 Cut butter in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3 Add milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough.
4 Knead a few times.
5 Lightly dust an oven tray with flour.
6 Press scone dough out onto this.
7 Cut into 12 even-sized pieces.
8 Leave a 2 cm space between scones.
9 Brush tops with milk.
10 Bake at 220 C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.