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Scones

Post by glenshena » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:44 pm

Can anybody give me a recipe for oven scones. My recipe uses Cream of Tartar which I dont have.

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Re: Scones

Post by hahaya2004 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:40 pm

You could try this one, Glenshena:
1 1/2 oz margarine or butter
8 oz S.R. flour
2tsp. baking powder
1 oz caster sugar
1/4 pt. milk
1/2 tsp. salt

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl & rub in the margarine or butter until the dough resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre & add milk. Mix to a soft, light but not sticky dough. Roll out 1/2" thick & cut into rounds. Bake at 425°F/220°C on the top shelf for about 10 minutes. (From A Cookbook for the Millenium, St. Cuthbert's Saltcoats).

If you don't have S.R. flour, it's easy to make:
Add 2 tsp. of baking powder for each 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl before using, to make sure the baking powder is thoroughly distributed. If you are baking with cocoa, yogurt or buttermilk then add 1/4 tsp. baking soda as well as the baking powder as generally these ingredients need a little extra leavening boost. (From Nigella Lawson).
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Re: Scones

Post by glenshena » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:30 pm

Thanks Hahaya.. I'll give it a try. Yes we don't have self raising flower, and neither baking soda. I've tried two recipes but no luck so far.

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Re: Scones

Post by Meg » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:43 am

Just made these - and they were lovely. Thanks for the recipe Irene - how did yours go Jean?


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Re: Scones

Post by glenshena » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:59 pm

Yes Meg this is the best recipe. Come out perfect everytime, even though my ingredients are not the same measures as GB. We dont have pints either but Its near enough to a quarter litre of milk. Everyone enjoys them.

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Re: Scones

Post by Meg » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:17 pm

Need to add mixed fruit next time for George. The only other thing I added was a teaspoon of vanilla essence - only because I had it :wink:

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Re: Scones

Post by Meg » Sun May 03, 2020 10:08 am

Just tried these - they’re really quite good and easy.

Lemonade Scones


400 g (14oz) self-raising flour, plus extra to dust
175 ml (6 fl oz) double cream
175 ml (6 fl oz) lemonade

Directions
Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan) mark 7. In a large bowl mix all ingredients to make a dough. Knead briefly, then tip onto a floured surface and use your hands to press to a 2cm (3/4in) thickness.

Line a baking tray with parchment. Stamp out rounds and place on tray. Bake for 12-15min until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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