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
1/4 tbsp salt
2oz caster sugar
1 medium egg
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.