July 18, 2011

Scones

Well it’s arrived – the year-long awaited celebration of my birth.  I’m kind of enjoying birthday’s as I’m getting older.  I’m still a little pessimistic about them, but now days I look forward to spending it with my loved ones, family and friends.  I don’t do big celebrations, I hate being in the spotlight.  I like dinner, and drinks, and talking about random stuff that doesn’t involve age.

Last night my lovely boy took me out for an amazing birthday dinner at Rockpool.  I love all things Neil Perry, and this place didn’t disappoint.  Before heading out, I made a bunch of scones to take into work.  Where I work, everybody brings in something for morning tea when it’s their birthday.  I had a craving for scones and so made a HEAP.  I asked a girl at work who’s a bit of a pro when it comes to baking and catering, for a good recipe.  What she came back with was the simplest recipe I have ever seen.  4 ingredients.  That’s it!  And they were awesome.

I made a test batch Saturday afternoon, to which I then sat down and scoffed a few with a cup of tea.  They were still good the next day too, which is a plus.  I think after two days they start drying out.

Well, anyway.  This little recipe is a gem I tell ya.  I have eaten so many scones over the past three days I need to take a break.  For maybe a week.


SCONES
2 cups of self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
150ml cream
150ml lemonade (or soda water if you prefer them less sweet)

Preheat the oven to 220°C.  Line a tray with baking paper.

Sift the flour and salt in a bowl, then make a well in the centre.  Pour in the cream and lemonade and stir until a dough is formed.  Be careful to not overwork the dough, you want to make sure it stays light and soft.

Put a dusting of flour on a clean surface, and roll out the dough until it is about an inch thick.  Use a cookie cutter or cup to press out round scones.  Place the scones on the tray, and bake for 10-12 minutes.  They should be pale with a light golden colour.

Serve with jam and cream.

Makes 9.

4 comments:

  1. I've never heard of a birthday scone! But they do look very delicious. See you next week my darling x x x

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  2. These are amazing! When I saw it only had 4 ingredients I thought I would give them a try as scones have always been a disaster for me. These seem fail safe, so light and fluffy. My tastebuds love but my waistline hates you. Thanks for sharing your birthday scones.

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  3. They really are a simple recipe, love these! I found a couple spare in my freezer last night, defrosted in the microwave and surprisingly were still light and fluffy!

    And don't worry, my waistline is suffering too!

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  4. Wow, these are so simple but they look perfect! I'm impressed with how fluffy they look and I'm curious to try them out :D

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