Scones

November 22nd, 2009

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I love scones. Almost nothing is as good as jam and whipped cream on some fresh scones.

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Even better is when they’re so quick and easy to make – and these ones surely are. They were seen on a masterclass show on MaterChef, although had dates and lemon. I’m sure this flavour combination would be great, but without them the recipe is lovely.

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Scones

Recipe adapted from MasterChef’s Date and Lemon Scone recipe

150ml-175ml milk
150ml cream
1 egg
3 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Cream & jam, to serve

Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Line large flat oven tray with baking paper.

Whisk 150ml milk, cream and egg together until well combined. Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir gently to a soft dough, adding remaining milk if necessary. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.

Press dough out to 2cm-thick.

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Cut scones from dough and place onto tray flat-side up. Press dough together gently and repeat using the remaining dough.

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Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden and well risen. Serve hot with jam and cream.

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13 Comments

  1. Steph says:

    oh oh i love scones too! they look so fluffy, i want one right now!

  2. Yum! Looks like a great afternoon tea.

  3. Velva says:

    Oh my! The scones look absolutely delightful. They look beautiful-as if they would melt right in your mouth. A good cup of coffee and a couple of these scones and life would be good.

  4. I am with you. Scones are just wonderful. I love them when they are still warm from the oven! delicious….

  5. Juliana says:

    Scones…they look gorgeous, absolutely delicious…and the pictures as so inviting 🙂

  6. Forager says:

    Ooh, who doesn’t like scones? Actually.. I could do with some scones for afternoon tea and I like the sound of the addition of lemon and date 🙂

  7. Who doesnt love a great scone with real whipped cream and lashings of jam!! I once went to scone (nsw) and thought it would be funny to order scones at the local cafe. BAD IDEA!! The scone were hard, the cream was fake….from a can and they only had orange marmalade! Not even strawberry jam….moral of the story, just because a town is named Scone, doesnt mean they’ll have good scones there!! Now…..do they grown oranges in Orange?

  8. Barbara says:

    I love them too! And yours look so light and delicious!

  9. Ooh yes fresh scones are soo good aren’t they. Yours look perfect and with a nice rise too! Bravo 😀

  10. I’ve never had a scone with jam and whipped cream! Yum! I’ve been missing out!

  11. Trissa says:

    I’ve never made scones but if I was ever going to try and make them THIS would be the recipe.

  12. Karine says:

    Your scones look delicious. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  13. Ooh, i use the same recipe also off masterchef! They always turn out wonderfully! 🙂

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