Saturday, June 30, 2012

Simply Scones - 2 different recipes

I love scones very much...
 The scones go very well with butter, jam or cream cheese.. yummy...

After the 3rd attempt from the Bake-Along, I was very keen to try another recipe. So being aunty again, I was browsing a "Yum Yum" magazine in the supermarket... Flipping through the pages, I came across a raisin scone recipe and again, I snapped shot the recipe instead of buying it...:-p
I had used self raising flour instead of flour+baking powder, that perhaps my scones did not really rise that much. It kinda look like "pong piah"??? hehehehe...
As the scone recipe had milk powder in them, it tasted very "milky". But spreading the scones with butter & jam, did covered away the milky taste.
Ingredients adapted from Yum Yum magazine:
250g lain flour
15g baking powder
50g caster sugar
100g milk powder(can used lesser if you do not like the milky taste)
1g salt

120g butter
60g raisins(omitted)
100ml milk

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Put ingredients A into a mixing bowl, add in butter and rub with fingertips till you get a fine breadcrumbs texture.
3. Add raisins, milk & mix lightly until well-combined. Do not over knead the dough.
4. Roll out the dough into 2.5-3cm thick and cut into a 2" round dough. Brush with beaten egg.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 mins.

I had also tried Lena's scone recipe from her recent bake... Her scones did tempted me so much... Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a nicely baked color like Lena's....
 Well, at least now I am getting some decent looking scones from Lena's recipe... This time, I had made it about 3cm thick, using my 6cm round cutter.
 Yup, these scones were indeed heavenly as mentioned in Lena's blog... I love these scones so much...!!!
They tasted like what scones should be, crumbly, with the dry, cakey texture! Thumbs up for these scones:)

These scones will be best eaten after they were baked, or to be eaten warm.

 Do click on Lena's blog, Frozen Wings to see her wonderful bake of her scones...:))

Recipe with compliments from Lena:

Ingredients: (makes about 6 scones)
32gm butter
32gm sugar ( you can add a little more if you prefer a sweet scone )
1/2 egg
225gm flour
15gm baking powder
125ml milk
35 gm raisins (omitted )
pinch of salt
egg wash for glazing

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Combine the butter and sugar and mix till creamy and fluffy. Add the egg.
2.Add in the flour and baking powder and mix till a crumble forms. Pour in the milk and mix to a smooth texture.Do not overwork as this will toughen the texture. Add the raisins if using and roll out the dough to a 3cm thickness on a lightly floured surface.
4.Use a cookie cutter to cut out individual pieces, i used a 5cm round cookie cutter and arrange them side by side on a baking tray. Glaze with egg mixture and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or till they are golden brown.

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