The pursuit of...Home baking (Part II)

I was in the kitchen again this weekend doing some baking and as you seemed to like my Ginger Cake recipe that I posted just over a week ago adapted from Delia Smith (The pursuit of...Home baking), I thought I would share with you these homemade delicious rustic English scones that I made yesterday too.
So delicious served warm with butter and strawberry jam...or if you're really treating yourself, traditional clotted cream and jam....scrumptious!

Like I said before, once you have the basic equipment/utensils and store cupboard ingredients, you can whip up anything you like without having to make special trips to the supermarket.
I found a recipe by Rachel Cotterill using plain flour as I didn't have any self-raising and adapted it to include glace cherries as well as sultanas.

What you will need:

Mixing bowl
Baking tray
Wooden Spoon
Measuring jug

(Makes 8 medium scones)

200g Plain flour
4tsp Baking powder
25g Sugar
50g Butter
125g of dried fruit (I used 100g of sultanas and 25g of chopped glace cherries)
125ml of milk


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 8 (220c fan oven) and lightly oil baking sheet.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and sugar.
  • Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Mix in the dried fruit.
  • Add milk a little at a time, stirring until there are no dry patches of flour left.
  • Then either roll out the mixture onto a floured surface and use a cutter to make your scones or just divide the mixture into eight balls for a more rustic look (I did the latter!).
  • Arrange on a baking tray (remember they may spread a little so leave space between each one) and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, but serve warm as they are mouth-wateringly delicious this way!

Voila! Eat and enjoy this summer time treat in the garden!

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
I may have a go at baking my first chocolate cake next time so look out for that one soon - oooh exciting!

Till next time,

Love, Ivy George x

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