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English Scones By GY Dev

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Scones are relatively quick and simple to make as long as all the instructions are followed - such as avoiding over kneading, making sure you are using chilled butter, maintaining the correct thickness of the scone dough are a few.
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Serves

4 Servings

Cooking Time

30 Mins

Meal Type

APPETISER

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INGREDIENTS

  • Plain Flour - 350 g
  • Baking Powder - 3 teaspoons
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Chilled Butter - 85 g
  • Sugar - 75 g
  • Cold Milk - 175 ml
  • Curd - 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla Essence / Extract - 1 teaspoon

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. 2

    Sieve plain flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cut the chilled butter into cubes and add it to the bowl.
  3. 3

    Rub the butter in with your fingertips till it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and mix well.
  4. 4

    In a measuring jug, mix cold milk, curd and vanilla essence /extract.
  5. 5

    Using a butter knife, mix the flour mixture while adding the milk slowly. You will not need all of the milk - the dough needs to be slightly sticky but soft. Do not knead.
  6. 6

    Sprinkle a little flour on the work surface and place the dough. Flatten the dough with your palms roughly keeping the dough about an inch thick.
  7. 7

    Use a 5 cm round cutter and cut out scones. Place them on a greased baking tray. Reuse the leftover dough to make the remaining scones. You should have 12.
  8. 8

    Brush the leftover milk over the scones which will give them a glossy finish.
  9. 9

    Bake for 15 to 18 minutes till golden brown. Serve warm with jam and cream.
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