Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scones for the weekend?

Loving the weekends. Always making something special for breakfast. Often American pancakes. Another favorite is scones.

We eat them in many different ways. My husband loves them with butter and maple syrup. Nelly loves them with honey from the neighbor's bee hives. Emmy loves them with strawberry jam, Luca likes them plain (he can be a bit weird at times my loving boy) and I love them with cheese and orange marmalade. Sometimes we make them with mascarpone and jam.

There are so many ways to have a scone. But they need to be freshly made, hot from the oven. On a Saturday morning with all family together around the dinner table. That is when they taste the best. So simple, so quick. Give it a try and make your weekend real special.

Serves 4

100 g unsalted butter
8oo ml or 6 1/2 cup white flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
400 ml or 3 1/4 cup butter milk or natural yogurt mixed with milk

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl

2. Mix in butter with your finger tips until mixture is finely crumbled

3. Stir in liquid gentle and quick until mixture turns to sticky dough. Don't work dough to much - it will get dense.

4. Divide dough into 4 pieces and pat out each one with floured hands on buttered baking tray or wax paper to inch thick round cakes. Make a cross half way through the dough with a knife on each cake.

5. Bake in oven 250˚C/475˚F for 12 minutes. Serve when still warm.


1 comment :

  1. Scones....áááááh vad gott. jag kan känna lukten. jag har tyvärr ingen riktig ugn. Vi har en liten typ bänk-storlek men den funkar inte lángre sá bra. Det har iof aldrig varit en bra bakugn, tror inte att luckan ár riktigt tát.
    Nu är det sá att man máste skaffa ett annat kontrakt hos el-bolaget för att fá mer el sá att man kan ha en stor ugn.. Som det är just nu sá kan vi inte ha el-element + ugn eller ugn + tvättmaskin. Dá blir det strömavbrott. Eftersom jag är aningen glömsk händer det allt som oftast:)


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