Like most people I really enjoy a good scone with cream and jam whether I’m at home or out shopping. My favourite store bought scone is no doubt the scones from the the restaurant in John Lewis with clotted cream and jam. I decided to use my Magimix to make homemade scones as it saves time when making the dough.
500 grams Self Rising Flour
240ml Skimmed Milk
50 grams Caster Sugar
100 grams Unsalted Butter
1 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
For this I need to use the large bowl of the Magimix with the blade. Firstly turn the oven on to 220 degrees. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and pulse a couple of times until it’s all mixed together. Cut the butter up and add it to the mixture with the sugar. Pulse for a couple of seconds until the mixture turns into bread crumbs. Turn the Magimix on full and slowly pour the milk into the bread crumbs and it slowly transforms into a dough mix which is quite sticky.
Remove the dough and place on a floured surface and start to knead the dough and roll out to 1.5cm thick. Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out the scones. Place them on a baking tray that is greased and brush some milk on top of the scones so they go golden. The scones take around 10-15 minutes and you can tell when they are done as the tops are a light gold colour. I used clotted cream and jam from waitrose but you could also use Whisking Cream and whisk it for a few seconds until it peaks.
The scones were perfectly soft and not too salty like pre-made ones. These were the best scones I had ever tried and I made them again for my mums birthday as they don’t take long. I got a lot of comments asking where the scones were from and they were all gone by the end of the evening. I can’t wait to keep making these for special occasions as they are much nicer than pre-made ones.
What do you like with your scones?