Scones are basically Tea Party food… :)…That’s the only thing I know about them…never having eaten one myself…at least not consciously so it was quite a challenge to make one…Photographs don’t really tell u how thick they are suppose to be..How light…Their texture…
So when I decided to make them I wasn’t very sure of myself but I still went ahead with them. I made them for a brunch I hosted for my college friends…And as it happens not a piece of it was left!!:D
I made sweet scones with dried currents in it…and made everybody eat it with the blueberry jam I had…They are quite easy to make and done really require that many ingredients and hence it is going to be one of the regulars at my house..: D…I was so tempted to eat one while writing this entry that i got up half way and decided to try savory scones..: D
1 cup flour
¼ cup dried black currants
2 teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of frozen butter cut into pieces
½ cup cold milk
1 tablespoon milk for glazing
- Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
- Combine the dry ingredients
- Rub the frozen butter into the dry ingredients till it resembles a coarse meal. Leave some chunks of butter intact for flaky scones.
- Add the dry currents now.
- Add the cold milk and forms sticky dough. Add more milk if required.
- Knead it on a lightly floured surface. To achieve layers on scone give it a number of folds. (Flatten, fold, flatten fold).Take the dough and flatten it to form a disc of a rectangle. Fold like a letter-three folds. Flatten or roll out the dough again and repeat the folding process a number of times.
- Cut in desired shape place on a parchment paper on a baking tray. Brush with milk for the golden hue.
- Bake for 10 minutes or till the tops are sufficiently brown. Cool in a cooling rack
- Serve with jam and butter.