This weekend being the Queen's Birthday long weekend it has been a nice chance to catch up with my sister, Anna. What better way to celebrate the Queen's Birthday than with tea and scones.
Today my sister and I received a scone master class from Anna's lovely friend Jenna. We worked from a Women's Weekly recipe from a few years back and modified it as we saw fit. This is our version of that recipe!
You will need:
- 2 1/5 cups Self-Raising Flour
- (Good) pinch of Salt
- 30g Butter
- 1 1/4 cups of Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar (if you want savoury scones you can decrease this amount to 1 teaspoon)
- Mix your milk with your vinegar and leave to sit for 10 minutes. This will turn the milk into butter milk!
- Preheat the oven to 250°C.
- Sift the flour into bowl and stir in sugar and salt.
- Cut up the butter, add it to the flour mixture and rub it in with fingertips until the texture is like that of fine breadcrumbs. You can add dried fruit at this point in time if that floats your boat.
- Make hole in centre of flour. Slowly pour in the "butter milk" and combine the mixture with a knife in a chopping motion (this is key)! Continue until everything is combined and slightly sticky.
- Flour a bench surface, turn out the scone mix onto it and knead lightly.
- Roll out the scone mix with a floured rolling pin to 2-3cm thickness. Flour a cookie cutter or a drinking glass and begin cutting out the scones! Try to use all of the mixture without working it too much!
- Place the cut scones close together on a greased or lined baking tray. Feel free to brush with milk to help create that perfect golden brown top!
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes.
- Enjoy warm with butter, jam, cream, tea and good company!
Jenna pictured left, Anna pictured right.
I think the grins speak for themselves!
How do you celebrate the Queen's birthday (Or any long weekend for that matter)?