My daughters wanted to do some baking this afternoon and I knew that I had the ingredients to make some plain scones already in my store cupboard.
I’m enjoying teaching them to cook the foods that they love to eat but sometimes I do forget that they are learning these skills for the first time. Hopefully I will have it drummed into them that hands and surfaces must always be clean that most foods can’t be eaten until they’re cooked.
Ingredients (makes 6)
225g self raising flour
A pinch of salt
25g caster sugar
75ml semi-skimmed milk
1 egg, beaten to glaze (optional)
- Mix flour and salt together.
- Rub in the butter.
- Stir in the sugar and then the milk.
- Mix together to form a soft dough.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured worktop and roll out to a 1.5cm thickness.
- Cut out individual scones using a cutter (2″) or a clean, upturned glass.
- Put the scones onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- Brush the top of the scones with the egg.
- Place the tray of scones into a pre-heated oven at 220’C for approximately 15 minutes, until golden.
- When done, place the scones onto a wire rack to cool.
I like to put butter and jam on my scones, especially when they’re still a little bit warm.
These scones are easy to make and if you get your kids to make them they will love getting in there with their hands.
Have a great week, I’ll be back with a knitting related post soon.