Saturday, May 7, 2011

My sister Méabh's scones....

Christ on a bike it's absolutely lashing here today, perfect day for tae and scones. Nice little scone recipe here .. notable for the speed it can be thrown together!

Preheat oven to 220C/430F

Sieve 16oz self-raising flour with 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder into a large bowl.
Take 3oz butter from the fridge and rub in til something resembling breadcrumbs results.
Add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and a pinch of salt.
Pour in 10oz of milk and barely mix together. Turn out on a counter and flatten into a round about an inch high.
Make scones with cookie cutter or a drinking glass or whatever you have lying around. Brush the tops with milk and stick them in the pre-heated oven until done.

The recipe my sister gave me was half this amount and would make 9 small scones for her. It only made six for me however so I doubled the recipe to make a dozen larger scones. Also, because her scones were smaller, they only needed 8 mins in the oven .. my scones needed about 13 mins before they were done so just bear all that in mind people!

These are very tasty crumbly scones although I did accidentally use baking soda instead of baking powder so might try and make them with the right ingredients next time .. right I'm off to make swiss roll...