A scone is a rich, baked pastry that started off as a Scottish quick bread. It is a basic component of the British cream tea and is commonly eaten with clotted cream and jam.
Scones can be eaten for breakfast with a side of bacon and eggs, or just as it is, slathered with a layer of butter. They are absolutely heavenly goodness.
These scones are really easy to make. I have made scones with cheese but raisins, currants, dates can be added also.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
30 g strong cheese (grated)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg (beaten)
Preheat the oven to 230ºC.
Line a baking tray with some parchment paper or grease it with butter and dust some flour on it.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
Add the butter to the dry ingredients and using your hands rub the butter into the flour to create a sand-like texture.
Then, add the grated cheese and mix it all together.
Next, make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the milk.
Using a knife or a spatula stir the mixture so it all comes together.
Then transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead into a softball.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 inch.
Using a circle cookie cutter cut about 8-9 scones from the dough and arrange them on the baking tray.
Glaze the scones with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Cut the scones in half and slather on some butter and enjoy!
The second time I made them I chopped up some bacon and mixed it into the dough. It added an amazing flavor and tasted heavenly.
Instead of strong cheese, you can use 1 cube of good old Amul cheese.
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