Mar 1, 2012

Raisin Scones



I discovered scones in 2005 when I was in Sydney and I loved it ever since especially the raisin scones. For the past six years I have never tasted one because pita bread or khubz is preferred in the Middle East.  Since I have gone back to baking, I thought it would be great to try baking my first raisin scones :)  I found a recipe from Woman's Weekly (just made very slight variations) and thanks to them, I baked my first bread ♥


Ingredients:
250g self-raising flour
1 level tsp. baking powder
50g butter
2 level tbsp. brown sugar
125g raisins (or as you like)
1 medium egg
approximately 100ml milk
beaten egg for glazing
brown sugar for sprinkling


Procedure:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C (428°F)
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and raisins.
  4. Break the egg into a measuring cup and add enough milk to make the amount up to 150ml. Whisk the mixture and pour into the the flour mixture
  5. Knead the dough very lightly to make a smooth ball. DON'T HANDLE IT TOO MUCH IF YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE TOUGH SCONES!
  6. Roll out the dough to about 2cm (¾in) thick and cut out as many rounds as possible. Re-roll trimmings and cut out to use up the remaining dough.
  7. Place the scones fairly close together on the baking sheet. Brush the beaten egg on top of scones and optionally sprinkle with sugar or plain flour.
  8. Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes or until light golden.  Let it cool in a wire rack.
The whole process is finished in about 35 minutes! It is so easy to have delicious, freshly-baked raisin scones. Now, I don't have to wait long to have a serving of my favorite raisin scones :)

TIPS:  
  • Scones are best eaten with a FRUIT JAM and CLOTTED CREAM
  • Scones are best eaten on the day they are made.
  • Serve with TEA or COFFEE.
TRIVIA: 
Scone UK(skɒn) US(skoʊn)
Most people pronounce it to rhyme with gone, and the rest pronounce it to rhyme with cone.

I pronounce scones the way Americans do but pronunciation doesn't matter, what matters is we all love scones! ✌

Cheers!


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