Posted by: Rachael | January 29, 2010

scones

Grandpa is the scone-maker round here. He reckons he can’t do it, at least not as well as Poh-poh could, because she always had such cold hands….but he makes a mighty good one!
Straight from the book every Kiwi Kitchen has, the Edmond’s cookbook, and he stresses, you must cut in the butter with a knife to keep it cold:

3C flour
6t baking powder
1/4t salt
Sift into a bowl
75g butter
Cut in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
1-1 1/2C milk
Add milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough. Knead a few times.
Lightly dust an oven tray with flour. Press scone dough out onto this. Cut into 12 even-sized pieces. Leave a 2cm space between them. Brush tops with milk. Bake at 220*C for 10 minutes.
Optional extras:
* add grated cheese and a pinch of cayenne pepper and mustard powder
* add 1T sugar and 1/2t cinnamon to flour and then 3/4C chopped dates
* add 3/4C sultanas

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  1. thanks! i have a batch of these in the oven as we speak.. uhh.. type! half cheese & half with chocolate drops 😉


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