Disastrous scones

Disastrous scones

If you’ve stumbled upon this post looking for fantastic pictures of delicious looking scones with a fool proof recipe for them I’m affraid you’re going to be disappointed these scones went wrong big time but were still to my suprise very tasty.

I got the baking bug yesterday but was due a food shop so had limited options after rumaging throught the cupboards and a children’s cook book me an the girls decided to try make some scones. 
I think where I go wrong is I don’t follow the recipe I change bits to suit what is in the cupboards at the time and it doesn’t always work out, my scones we’re so sticky I couldn’t roll them out despite adding a ton more flour to the mixture it was just getting silly flour was everywhere the kids were running around shouting it snowing whilst fingers covered in the gunky mixture touched every surface so I gave up trying to fix it an just rolled them into balls and squished them down abit.

This is what they looked like I didn’t hold out much hope but they were actually really nice – even the kids agree but then again last week I found them eating dry pasta and loving it so they’re easily pleased. 

If you want to try making some scones you’ll most proberly do a better job at it than me the recipe I used is: 
8oz self raising flour 
2oz margarine 
1/4 tbsp salt 
2oz caster sugar 
75ml milk 
1 medium egg 
100g rasins/saultanas
Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the caster sugar & salt, mix well.
Add the margarine and rub together using fingers untill it looks like bread crumbs (this was the kids fave part!)

Add rasins & mix 
In a seperate bowl beat the egg and add milk. 
Pour egg and milk mixture to your dry ingrediants a little bit at a time,mix well in between. (Save some of the eggy mixture back as it will be brush over your scones at the end) 
This is where it went wrong for me maybe I added to much milk didn’t measure it properly-opps. 
You should then be able to roll out the mixture and cut out your scones with a buiscuits cutter (Or as I did roll and squish)
Brush your left over eggy mixture on top.
And bake until slightly golden and cooked through. 

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    • August 17, 2014 / 9:23 pm

      I guess your right it only took about 15 mins of hard scrubbing to clean the table aswell haha!

  1. August 17, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    At last! Someone with normal looking baking & not something from a cookery book! x

    • August 17, 2014 / 9:26 pm

      I always Imagine mine will turn out looking like that – never happens!

  2. August 22, 2014 / 6:14 am

    hehe I bet they still tasted nice. I got mixed up with sugar and salt this week-oh dear. We are normal these things happen to normal bakers hehe

    • August 22, 2014 / 8:35 am

      oh no I bet that didn’t taste great!

  3. August 22, 2014 / 7:57 am

    Exactly my sort of baking – I’m an improviser as well! They do look extremely tasty though – all the more so for looking realistic (or ‘rustic’ as I like to describe my attempts!) #BeebiesBakeOff

    • August 22, 2014 / 8:34 am

      ooo rustic I like that my food is always very ‘rustic’

  4. August 31, 2015 / 6:07 am

    Do you know what? I’d eat them. The girls obviously had fun and so what if they didn’t look like scones? It’s lovely to see kids baking.
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