Foolproof Scones

I am one of those people who can never seem to get scones to rise, plus the usual method of rubbing butter into flour can be tedious and messy! However, I love having fresh scones so I set out to find my perfect scone recipe. I had heard that lemonade scones were a simple way to get the perfect scone, but they always seemed too sweet to me. So, I decided to switch the lemonade out for soda water and wa-lah! I had my perfect scone- it was easy, they rose well and most important of all, they tasted delicious!

 

Ingredients

2 cups Self Raising Four, sifted
2 tbsp White Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Soda Water
1/2 cup Thickened Cream (or Lactose Free Cream)
2 tbsp milk (for brushing)

Scone Ingredients

Method


1. Preheat oven to 220C. Line a baking tray with baking paper
2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt to combine.
3. Pour in soda water and thickened cream, then mix all ingredients together using a butter knife to form a soft dough. Do not over mix, just roughly combine- it is okay if there are crumbly bits or if the mix is a bit sticky!
4. Lightly flour your work surface, then turn the dough out onto it. Knead a few times until it comes together. Be careful not to over-knead as to keep the scones light!
5. Press the dough with your hands until it is about 2cm in thickness. Using a scone cutter, cut out your scones and place on your baking tray. Combine any scraps of dough and cut out more scones.
6. Once all of your scones are cut out and on the tray, brush the tops with a little bit of milk.
7. Place tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. A scone is ready when they are golden brown and they sound hollow when the bottom is tapped.

8. Serve with jam and cream!

Scones with jam and cream

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Much love and happy baking x