I used to bake scones and ney loved it to bits. I guess homemade bakery stuff, taste better than those commercial ones..simply they were baked with love..
Remember, I am no professional baker, not even a novice baker at that. Just a boy who used to bake. Try it if you dare.
Important hint: Scones, like muffins do not like too much of handwork. Meaning, do not knead, play, whip or whatever with the batter/ dough for too long.
A light hand is in order..if not you will get stone-like texture like what happened to my mom’s. Dad said mom’s muffin can dent the wall until of course, I showed mom my baking mettle. She was impressed at the end of the day and I won dad’s approval.
Self-raising flour – 210g
Butter (cubed) – 50g
1 packet of raisins (black or otherwise works fine)
Mixture of 1 egg + milk (3/4 of a cup)
2 tablespoons of sugar
pinch of salt
Sieve flour with sugar and salt
Then rub butter cubes into the flour. Should be crumbly
Put in the raisins
Slowly pour in egg+milk mixture. If can, use a fork to slowly work the dough.
Dough should be of uneven texture when done (dont over-work the dough)
Shape scones with cookie cutter. Egg wash for better sheen
Bake in oven (level 6) for approximately 30minutes
Serve hot with butter or strawberry jam .
Homemade strawberry jam: Roughly pulverize sweet strawberries with green apple.