A cup of tea is never the same without scones – served with freshly whipped cream, grated cheese and jam, of course.
Last year I had a challenge to bake perfect scones for my sister’s birthday. I tried 3 different recipes and was still not really 100% satisfied with the results.. So this is yet another recipe I had to try!! 🙂
2½ cups all-purpose flour
10 ml castor sugar
20 ml baking powder
2 ml salt
200 ml (180 g) butter, cut into small pieces
100 ml milk, plus extra for brushing
1 large egg
Preheat the oven to 200 C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface to complete bringing it together with your hands. Roll the dough out into a rectangle.
Cut into rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.