Thursday, December 8, 2016

Recipe: The Best Raisin Scones

Afternoon tea is always a good idea, especially during the run up to Christmas. If you're planning to throw an afternoon tea party at home for your family or girlfriends, here is a really fantastic scone recipe that you should definitely be making. These raisin scones are light, moist and crumbly... simply perfect with a cuppa tea!



Thank you Hubby for making these ;)



You can serve the scones with whipped cream or butter and homemade roselle jam. Do also check out this recipe for mock clotted cream, which you can make easily at home.




Hehe chubby cheeks back then, enjoying his scone 



Raisin Scones
Recipe adapted from here
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 - 15 minutes
Makes about 12


Ingredients
450g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of fine salt
100g cold unsalted butter, diced
225ml full-fat milk
1 large egg
75g caster sugar
75g raisins

1. Heat the oven to 200°C (fan). Line a baking tray with non-stick baking parchment.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, loosely gathering the mixture together in your hands without squeezing or pressing. Stir in the sugar and raisins.

3. Mix the milk and egg together, then slowly pour two-thirds into the flour, stirring constantly with a table knife until the dough comes together. It should be quite firm, but moist, so add a little more of the milk and egg if it appears too dry.

4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly for only a minute or two - just long enough to be able to shape it into a rough, loose ball. Now roll it out until it's about 2cm thick. Cut out about 12 scones using a 6.5cm pastry cutter, dipping it in flour before each cut.



5. Place the scones on the baking tray and brush the tops lightly with the remaining egg and milk mixture (from Step 3). Bake in the middle of the oven for 10-15 minutes, until risen and light golden brown. Serve as soon as possible, preferably while still warm with either whipped cream or butter or clotted cream and jam.





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1 comment:

  1. Your hubby made them? Wowwwwwww!!!! I'm impressed. You lucky you!!!

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