Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Better Looking Scones








I didn't use a measurement tap to measure the height of the scones like the chief did. But I am definitely sure this batch of scones is much better looking than the previous one I made couple days ago.
 
 
Ingredients:
 
300g Plain flour, pinch of salt, 50g sugar, 2tsp baking powder, 75g butter, 120ml double cream, 1 egg, 1tsp Vanilla extract.
 
 


Method:


1.mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter to the dry ingredients using a plastic scraper. keep cutting till you get a breadcrumb texture.



2.In a jug, mix cream, egg and vanilla together, then pour into the breadcrumb and mix them together using the scraper. do not over mix the dough as you will get very hard scones.



3. Bring the dough on work top and roll it flat to about 2 inches thick. Use a 6cm ring cutter to cut out the scones, and brush with some fresh milk. Bake at 200'c for about 15 minutes. Or till it's lightly brown.


14 comments:

homegirl said...

Hi Honeyboy, the scones look great!!! How do you do these scones? Can share the recipe?

Honey boy said...

hi homegirl,

I roughly copied the recipe while the prog was showing on tv. Hope I got it correctly.

homegirl said...

:) arigatou!!!

homegirl said...

Hi honeyboy,

Found an episode at youtube where the chef is measuring the scones. Haha...

Not sure if this is the episode that you saw:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmoVYX3ciQA

Anyw, here you go. :)

Honey boy said...

haha... HOmegirl, yes, that was the episode I was watching!! you are so smart to find it on Youtube!

homegirl said...

Hehe, you mentioned earlier that you did not manage to get the height of the scones during the show.

According to the baker (Dan) in the video, the height of scones
- before baking: 2.5cm.
- after baking: 3.5 - 4cm.

Honey boy said...

homegirl.

I shall do a measurement for my scones when I bake my next batch of scones!!

Have you tried making some so far?

homegirl said...

Hi honeyboy,

I plan to do this scone this or next week. Stay tuned. :)

Honey boy said...

homegirl,

Hey hey, I'm looking forward to you bakes!

homegirl said...

Hi Honeyboy,

I did the scones today. :)

My scones did not "smile" as beautifully as yours. Some did not "smile". Haha. But then they tastes lovely and make a great afternoon tea for today.

Thanks for sharing the recipe generously.

homegirl said...

The dough is quite easy to handle and I did not measure the height. A bit lazy to find a ruler and measure. :P

I did around 10 scones with half the recipe (diameter 5.5cm). I guess mine should be quite short. Haha...

Honey boy said...

Homegirl,

Hey nice to know you made the scones and turned put well! Yes, I use 6cm cutter and managed to get 8 scones. Next time you try not to roll out the dough to hard before cut it the scones. Or may just use your palm to lightly pat it flat... Cheers!!

homegirl said...

Before this, I have only eaten scones on very few occasions, never thought of making my own scones.

Thanks for sharing your friendly tips :)

Honey boy said...

You are most welcome!

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