Home-baked scones

Recipe from: 8/1/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 6
Servings 14
Time

Ingredients

  • 560
    g
    cake flour
  • 30
    ml
    baking powder
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 250
    g
    butter, softened
  • 3
    eggs
  • 200
    ml
    buttermilk
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 200 °C.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture has the texture of coarse crumbs.
Use your fingertips, as using warm hands will cause the butter to melt, resulting in hard, flat scones.
Beat the eggs and buttermilk together and add to the flour mixture.
Gently cut the liquid in with a butter knife to form a soft dough.
The dough should be soft and sticky; add a little flour if it's too wet, but not too much.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, and pat lightly to a thickness of about 2 cm.
Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter, a cup or a glass.
Place the rounds on a greased baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden.
If you prefer scones with a slightly softer crust, pack them close together on the baking tay.
Brush with milk to get a golden brown colour.
 

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