Scones

It does not need a lot of time to prepare and bake beautiful scones, often I bake them during warm days too.   Heat the oven up to 200-220 degrees C,  and in the mean time get the preparation going, within 12-14 minutes the  oven temperature reaches to the heat that you wanted,  and the scones are ready to be baked.   Ten minutes or a little more the scones are cooked, you have beautiful and fresh scones to enjoy, and maybe you could freeze some of them for later.

Variety scones, from sweet scones to savoury.

My own recipes.   Give a recipe a go and happy baking.

– The sweets: Current scone fingers, Date scones, Plain scones, Pumpkin scones, Fruit Scones and the savoury scone is Wholemeal scone with herbs-

Freshly Baked Currant Scone Finger
Freshly Baked
Currant Scone Finger

Recipes

1) The recipe for currant scone fingers.

Currant Scone Fingers

Ingredients

The Scone Dough
The Scone Dough

2 cups self-rising flour

40 g butter

2 teaspoons castor sugar

2 tablespoons currants

1cup milk

Shaping the scones
Shaping the scones
Scones -ready to be baked
Scones -ready to be baked

Method

Rub the butter onto flour thoroughly

Add in the sugar, currants, and mix together

Add in the milk at once, and mix quickly to make the dough

Place the dough to floured board and knead gently for a few seconds

Roll and shape the dough into rectangular, and cut in half, then slice into 10

The baked scones
The baked scones

Put them onto lined baking tray, and place it on the second rack in the oven

Bake the scones for 13 minutes

Take it out, and wrap the scones with a cloth to stay moist.

Note: if you want the scones to have a crusty top, keep the scones on a tray to cool.  But you can wrap the scones in a cloth when they are completely cold.

 

Date Scones

Rustic date scone, it is a practical scone baking, forget about the scone cutter. what you need is a knife.   Cut the scone dough into square and bake in a hot oven for 11 minutes.  To serve, split the scone into two, butter them and served with hot tea or coffee. A special treat for a sport day, enjoy while you are having a break.

Buttered Date Scones

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2) The recipe for the date scone

Rustic Date Scone

Makes 20

Chop the dates to pieces
Chop the dates to pieces

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups self – rising flour

Extra four for kneading

1 tablespoon white caster sugar

175 g, seeded dates, chopped

100 g unsalted butter

Extra butter to serve the scones

2 cups milk and 1egg lightly beaten

Method

Pre heat the oven up to 225 degrees C (a fan forced oven)

Rub the butter to flour

Rub the chopped date with some of the flour

Add in the sugar, the date onto the flour mix and mix together

Stir in the lightly beaten egg and milk mixture

Mix together quickly

Date Scone Mix
Date Scone Mix

Rub your hands with some of the flour, take the dough and transfer it onto floured board.  Knead and roll lightly, shape it into rectangular with the same thickness

Dip a sharp knife into flour, cut the dough onto 20 squares

Put them on a lined baking tray, bake in the preheated oven for 11 minutes

Take the scones out of the oven, and leave them on the baking tray for 5 minutes

Transfer the scones on a cooling tray, and when they are cold, split each scones onto two, butter them to serve.

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Freshly baked date scones
Roll the dough evenly, cut into 20 small squarea
Roll the dough evenly, cut into 20 small squares

 

Plain Scone

Using oil instead of butter or margarine for plain scones and adding some sour cream is good too.  It has smooth crumbs with rustic look in the top.

3) The recipe for the plain scone  using oil.

Plain Scones with oil

Scones is ready to be baked
Scones is ready to be baked
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Freshly Baked Scones

Ingredients

1 and a half cup self raising flour
2 tablespoon oil, 1/2 cup milk, 1 dessert spoon sour cream
(mix them together)

Method

Set the oven to 200 degrees C, confention
Place the flour in a large bowl, add in the milk and oil mixture
Mix them together gently, and quickly (don’t over mix)
Transfer on floured board, knead lightly and roll into one cm thickness
Cut with scone cutter, and place them on a greased baking tray
Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes
Take the tray out, transfer the scones on a tray to cool
To Serve
Cut the scone in half and spread some jam and top with cream.

Plain Scones using butter or margarine.

Plain Butter Scones

Ingredients

2 cups full self rising flour

plain scones filled with jam and whipped cream

30 g butter, softened

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

extra flour for kneading

Method

Heat up the oven to 200 degrees C (convention)

Rub the butter with the flour thoroughly

Add in the milk, sugar and mix quickly to make the dough

On a flour board,  knead the dough gently and roll into 1 cm thickness

Cut the dough with scone cutter, place them on a line baking tray

Bake in the preheated hot oven for 10-11 minutes

To serve

Cut the scones into halves and fill with jam and whipped cream.

Pumpkin Scone

Scone is served with tea or coffee, buttered pumpkin scone is delicious, and for the sweet tooth, pumpkin scone with pumpkin  jam is a quite a treat.  These pumpkin scone with pumpkin jam the way I serve and  garnished with flake almond.  They look so beautiful, golden and bright and they are delicious.

Cutting the scone dough
Cutting the scone dough
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Freshly baked pumpkin scone

 

Pumpkin scone dressed with pumpkin jam and almond flakes
Pumpkin scones dressed with pumpkin jam and almond flakes
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A plater of pumpkin scones

 

4) The Recipe for pumpkin scones

 Pumpkin Scones

Ingredients

3 cups full self raising flour

50 g unsalted butter

1 egg, small

1 cup pumpkin puree

½ cup the liquid from the cooked pumpkin

½ cup sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (fan forced)

Soften the butter, rub onto the flour and put it in a large bowl.  Add in the sugar and mix together.

Mix the egg, water of the pumpkin and the pumpkin pure.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mix, and add in the egg and pumpkin mixture.  Mix them together thoroughly, but lightly to make soft dough.

Put the dough on a floured surface board, and knead the dough quickly.  Roll the dough onto one and a half cm thickness and cut it into small rounds, with scone cutter.

Place them onto baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

To serve

Serve, split the scone into two, butter and spread jam on top.  It is delicious also to have it plain, just spread some butter.

Another recipe for scones, this is scone with fruits, using fried currants or sultanas.
Dressed with jam and cream. 

 

5) The recipe for fruit scones

Fruit Scones
Makes: 18

Fruit Scones
Fruit Scones

Ingredients

2 cups self raising flower
a pinch of salt
(mix the flour and the salt together)
50 g unsalted butter
1 tables spoon sultanas/currants or more
1 dessert spoon yoghurt
1 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten

– Scone cutter, a tin for baking

Method
Line a scone baking tray with baking paper
Preheat the oven up to 220 degrees C for convention oven.
Rub the butter with flour which is mixed with the salt
Add in all wet ingredients-milk, egg, yoghurt at once
Mix together quickly to make soft dough
Place the dough on floured board, knead gently
Make the dough into one cm thickness, cut into small round with scone cutter.
Place them on a lined tin with baking paper, bake in a hot oven for 9-10 minutes

Place the freshly bake scones on a tea towel, to keep them soft and moist.

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Serve and Keep them on a tea towel to keep them moist.
Serve and Keep them on a tea towel to keep them moist.

 

Savoury Scones
It is good to be served warm with butter, or buttered and enjoy them cold or add topping as cheese, tomato,sun dried tomato and cold meat

6) The recipe for savoury scones, whole meal with herbs.

Wholemeal Scones with Herbs
Wholemeal Scones with Herbs

Wholemeal Scones with Herbs

Ingredients:

125 g wholemeal flour

The ingredients
The ingredients

125 g self-raising flour

1teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup mixed chopped fresh herbs

175mil milk and 25mil-melted butter

1 egg

 

Method

Preheat oven to 220 degrees C, convention

Line a baking tray with baking paper

Place both flours, baking powder, salt, herbs in a large bowl, mix to combine

Add in the milk mixed with butter and lightly beaten egg, bring the ingredients together with your hands.  The mixture will be sticky at this point.

Place the mixture onto floured board, and knead to form a round soft dough.

Flatten or lightly roll the dough to 2.5 cm and 1 cm thick.  Place it onto baking tray

Slash the dough onto 8, and brush the top with milk.

Cook for 14-16 minutes until the scones are risen and golden brown.

To serve:

Serve warm with butter or cold, buttered and put topping as you wish.

The Preparation

Mixed ingredients-wet and sticky
Mixed ingredients-wet and sticky

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Serving The Scones

Wholemeal Scones with herbs served with butter
Wholemeal Scones with herbs served with butter

You can make into traditional scone, cut the dough with scone cutter and bake for 8 minutes for small and 11 minutes for the large one.

 

It has been very hot days in Victoria, but soon or later it will cool down.  Enjoy the recipe and happy baking!

Until Next Post

Susy

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