Perfect Scones

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 35g butter
  • 1/2 cup cream (can use milk)
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Method

Preheat oven to 220 C  Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Grate in chilled butter and then rub into the flour.
Make a well in the centre and pour in well chilled cream and water, quickly mix together with a knife.
Tip dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle.  Cut into 9 pieces and place on a cold baking tray.
Cook for 12-13 minutes.
The secret with good scones is to use cold butter and liquid, don't over mix and get them into the oven quickly.

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2 thoughts on “Perfect Scones

  1. simple scones,2-1/2 cups s/r.flour 3tsp sugar 2tbls.butter rubbed in.1 egg mixed with fork in cup 1/2 fill with water and 1/2 milk,add fruit if you like,mix with flat knife bake 200g.for 12 min.this is my aunties recipe she is 95yrs young..