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:

Scales
Mixing bowl
Baking tray
Wooden Spoon
Teaspoon
Measuring jug

Ingredients:
(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

Method:

  • 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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