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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Scones Sweet and Cheese like mother used to make

Scones with Jam and Cream
Scones are one of the most nourishing,and satisfying,cakes to make and eat.They are just as good with cheese,clotted cream and jam,or just laden with thick butter.This is how I remember them in my childhood,after mum had made a batch and the delicious smell as they baked and then cooled.I always wanted to eat them hot and couldn't wait for them to cool.

SCONES RECIPE-8-10 scones

 cooking time 8-10 minutes


1) 50 g butter
2) 225 g self-raising flour
3) 25 g caster sugar
4) 40 g dried fruit or 50 g Cheddar cheese finely grated
5) 150 ml milk

To Finish

Milk to glaze
Sugar for sprinkling
Or grated cheese for sprinkling


a) Rub the fat into the flour and stir in the sugar,fruit or cheese

b) Pour in the milk and mix lightly with a knife to a firm,slightly sticky dough

c) Toss lightly in flour and shape or roll into a round about 1 cm (1/2 inch thick

d) Cut into rounds using a 5 cm (2 inch) fluted cutter for sweet scones and a plain one for cheese

e)Place on a greased baking sheet,brush tops with milk and sprinkle lightly with sugar or cheese

f) Cook near the top of a hot oven ( 220*C,425*F,Gas Mark 7  ),for about 8-10 minutes

g) Allow to cool slightly,halve and serve buttered,with more cheese,or with cream and jam when cold