After reading this post on Peach Trees and Bumblebees about chocolate cream teas, I really wanted to try making chocolate scones. Well, that would have happened if I had remembered to add the chocolate chips, so I made normal ones instead.
Scones are so easy to make, relatively healthy and are ready in no time at all.
8oz/225g self raising flour
pinch of salt
1oz/25g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1. Heat the oven to 220C/gas mark 7 and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
2. Mix the flour and the salt together.
3. Add the butter, rubbing it until the flour has a grainy texture.
4. Add the sugar, mixing well.
5. Stir in the milk, bringing the dough together. Knead lightly.
6. Roll out the dough until it’s about 2cm thick. Use a smallish round cutter to stamp out the scones. (I couldn’t find one so tore off the dough, rolling it into balls and flattening them with my hand. Then I realised I could’ve used a cup. Oops.)
7. Place the scones onto your baking sheet, then brush the scones with the beaten egg to get a golden colour. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
They are perfect served straight out of the oven with a spoonful of strawberry jam and a steaming mug of tea.
What do you put in your scones?
I’ve since made a new batch of scones, that are way better than the ones above! I used a teacup to cut out the dough to get a rounded shape, and I served them with clotted cream AND jam. Yum. Take a look: