Yes. Really. Like Gerald Durrell and Enid Blyton.
I grew up hearing/reading about these things, and never et a one, even when I visited old Blighty. This week a friend got me into a baking mood, so I made Mushroom and Potato Quiche, and now tried scones. No idea if this is what they should be like, but melikes! also, SUPREMELY unhealthy!
- 2.5 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 100 g butter (salted), cut into cubes
- 3/4 cup milk (original said buttermilk)
- 1 tsp lemon zest/1 tbs orange zest
- 3/4 cup raisins, soaked for a bit and then dried
- 2 tsp powdered cinnamon
Mix together, with spoon, spatula or whisk, the dry ingredients in a big bowl. Add butter, and slash with knives till it looks like breadcrumbs (will put in picture next time). Add milk/buttermilk, zest, cinnamon and raisins, and mix with hands till it comes together in a loose dough. Flour a rolling surface (I used cleaned countertop), and pat into rectangle. Cut into four and then each piece diagonally, to get 8 scones. Grease and flour baking sheet (or, as in my case, 2 steel plates, to be done in 2 batches), and bake at 250C for 15 min. If the tops aren't brown and they don't look crumbly, bake a little longer - play by ear.