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Scones,strawberries and cream.

10 Jul

Well a few days ago I decided to do some baking with my 6 year old son. We needed to decide what to bake and after looking through a few recipe books we decided to bake some rich scones.

Here is the recipe we used. It is perfect if you want something quick, easy and very tasty. This recipe makes 8 rich scones.

  • 225 g (8 oz) Self raising flour.
  • pinch of salt.
  • 50 g (2 oz) Margarine/Butter.
  • 25 g (1 oz) Caster sugar.
  • 50 g (2 oz) Currants/Sultanas.
  • 1 Medium egg (beaten) + added milk making 150 ml (1/4 pint) of liquid.

Here is what we did.

1) Heat oven to 220 C,  425 F, Gas mark 7. Grease a baking tray.

2) Mix flour and salt together, rub in the margarine and then stir in the sugar and the fruit.

3) Add the egg and milk mixture, keeping a little for brushing the tops of the scones.

4) Knead on a floured surface and roll out to 1cm (1/2 inch) in thickness. Cut out into 6.5 cms (2.5″) rounds. Keep re-rolling  and cutting until all the mixture has been used up.

5) Brush the tops with the egg and milk mixture and bake for approximately 10 minutes.

These are the scones fresh from the oven.

What better to accompany the freshly baked scones than strawberries.

These strawberries were homegrown strawberries, grown by my mum. I think these were some of the best  tasting strawberries I have ever tasted.

Don’t forget the cream!

and finally…………. here is my son feeling very proud of himself and sampling the delicious scones he made.

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