Monday, 21 May 2012

Light, Fluffy and Buttery Scones!


INGREDIENTS;                                                                                                       Recipe by iSaamuel
400g of Flour,
2 Eggs,
4 Tsp of Baking Powder,
70g of Sugar,
100g of Cold Butter - taken from the fridge,
140g of Milk - " "
1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract.

1- Sift the Flour and Baking Powder into a large mixing bowl and then add in the sugar. Mix with a whisk until thoroughly combined.
2- Place the Butter into the Flour mixture and rub them together with your fingertips. Do not use the palm of your hand as you don't want the butter to melt, because we are looking for a 'flaky' and moist scone! The mixture should be very crumbly, but should still have large chunks of butter throughout!
3- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the Milk, Eggs and Vanilla Extract until well combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
4- With a wooden spoon, mix the together gently and don't overmix, otherwise you will have very tough scones!
5- Cut out a large sheet of Cling Film/Plastic Wrap (I used Parchment Paper) and Pour the dough on top. Gently pat the dough to incorporate the left over Flour.
6- Wrap the Dough and Chill for 30 minutes in the Fridge.
7- 30 MINUTES LATER! Unwrap your dough, and pat it until it forms a rough rectangle. Then, using a knife or a Flour Scraper, cut/divide the dough in half, and fold one over the other. Pat the dough again, and repeat this process 5 times. Do not pat the dough too hard, or you will develop gluten which will cause hard and tough scones!
8- Pat the dough into a rectangle roughly 20cm by 15cm with a thickness roughly of 2.5cm.
9- Use a round cookie cutter and roll it in flour to prevent it from sticking. Press out dough and place them on a lined cookie sheet. If you have left over dough, pat it into a ball and then pat it again into a thick rectangle to form more scones until you no longer have any dough left. 
Brush each scone light with milk before baking them.

The scones before they are baked! n_n

 10- Bake at 180 degree Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and will spring back when touched! (:

Serve these with a thick tab of butter with some jam, eat them on their own and taste the amazing 'buttery-ness' or even eat with Nutella! Yum! Have fun making these and enjoy! Your family and friends will ask your for more! (:

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