Sunday, August 27, 2006

Scones with cream & Strawberry Jam


For afternoon tea with my parents the other day I had a hankering for some scones with whipped cream & jam, nothing could be more simple yet also so delicious at the same time. Rather than use my standard recipe I thought I would try Bill Grangers. As I’ve said before I love his sweets so wanted to see if his variation made them extra special. The recipe is from Bill’s Food , and everyone gave it the thumbs up, can you see how good they look inthe photo?

Also this will be goodbye for a week or so as Michael & I are off to the Cook Islands for a week of paradise. Hope to brng back some lovley food stories & photos soon

Simple Scones

1 tablespoon icing sugar
310g (2 ½ cups) plain flour
1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
a pinch of salt
250ml milk
30g butter, melted

To serve
Jam
Whipped cream or double cream

Preheat oven to 220c. Sift the icing sugar, flour, baking powder & salt into a bowl. Add the milk & butter & stir to combine with a knife. Knead quickly & lighly & then press out onto a floured surface.

Use a glass & cut our rounds, roughly 5cm/2 inches in diameter and 3cm/1 ¼ inches deep and place close together on a greased baking tray. Gather the scraps together, lightly knead again, then cut out more rounds. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until puffed & golden. Serve with Jam & whipped cream. Makes 8.

5 comments:

Haalo said...

They look just so perfect! Have a great time away!

aria said...

yum! with jam and cream, i love it!

jules said...

these look great ange...was on the lookout for a good scone recipe...hope you had a good trip

Ellie said...

I love big, hearty scones, and having just woken up, I've got a mighty hankerin for some of those! Hope you're having a lovely time away :)

jenjen said...

delicious! I love a good scone with jam and cream, it's a classic that I will never tire of. Great job!