This weekend I was in the mood for scones – Now while with many of the other things I like to bake – cupcakes, brownies and so on – I usually have a go to recipe – however – I hadn’t get found my scone go to recipe. So this was an experiment as I had never made these before but they came out pretty nice and I imagine I will use this recipe again – but I also might still look out for that ‘go to’ recipe.
This recipe comes from Bake by Tina Bester – Queen of Tarts (what you see below includes some of my own tweaks)
500 grams – Self-raising flour (or normal flour with 30ml of baking powder added)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
80 grams butter, diced
2 large eggs
250 ml buttermilk
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
2. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a bowl
3. Stir in the sugar and the salt and then add the diced butter – rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs
4. Add one of the eggs to the buttermilk and beat – then add this mixture to the flour
5. Mix together, gathering into a ball and then knead lightly.
6. Flatten to about 3cm thick and cut out rounds with a cookie cutter.
7. Place them on a baking tray, brush with the second egg (beaten) and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown and risen.
Makes about 15
**Mine didnt quite rise as much as I wanted them to but they still tasted great and…well…I may have only made them yesterday but they are all finished – which I guess is a good sign 😉