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I baked scones for this morning's tea. This is a simple recipe and it only took me about 30-35 minutes. The scones came out really good. It's worth the time spent. Freshly baked scones are perfect with butter, jam or honey.


Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of self-raising flour
  • 50-60g shredded cheese
  • 2-3 dates, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ajwain (you may substitute ajwain with sesame seeds)

  • 25g chilled butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk
Preparation:
  • Pre-heat oven to 220-240°C.
  • Put flour in a deep bowl. Add butter cubes.
  • With your fingertips, break the butter and try to form crumbs by mixing with the flour.
  • Add shredded cheese, ajwain and dates to the flour and mix them well.
  • Add milk and mix all the ingredients together. This will form a sticky dough. Don't overwork with the dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your table-top. Put the dough on your table and gently flatten the dough with the palms of your hands. Make it flatten until it's about 1.5-2cm thick.
  • Dip the round scones cutter into flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Then cut out the scones. I don't have scones cutter. So I used a small glass to cut out the scones.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminium foil or baking paper. Place the scones no more than 1cm apart. Brush the scone-tops with milk. Brushing with milk makes the scone tops soft. (If you want a slightly crunchy top, brush with olive oil instead of milk.)
  • Bake it in the oven for about 15-18 minutes until the scones are lightly browned on top. To check if the scones are cooked, tap gently and you will be able to feel the hollow sound.


3 comments:

    Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...
    ya, this scone look really good, homemade bakery items always the best.
  1. ... on July 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
  2. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Sonia, they were delicious when freshly taken out of the oven.
  3. ... on July 15, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
  4. Carbohydrate Diet said...
    MMMMMM! fresh scones with jelly, I will have to check my pantry to see what ingredients I am missing and try this out, thanks.
  5. ... on July 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

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