How can I make scones?
By Joan from Europe
An Irish lady told me to use bisquick. Two cups Bisquick, one cup sugar, one egg, a little melted butter and a handfull of raisons. You can put them by large spoonfulls on a cookie sheet or make a coffee cake and cut them into squares. You can ice the tops or not. Some people make a heavier dough, roll them out like biscuits and bake in a pan.
Here is my recipe for my competition winning scones.
8ozs self raising flour.
1/2 tsp baking powder.
2ozs sultanas. (leave out for plain scones)
buttermilk or milk (no particular measurements)
pinch of salt
Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
Rub in butter.
Add sugar and fruit.
Add enough buttermilk or milk to make a not too wet dough.
No need to roll out just pat into a circle about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Cut with into circles with a medium sized pastry cutter. Brush with beaten egg (not essential) and bake in a hot oven for about 10 to 15 mins. Makes 1/2 a dozen. One little tip. If you want to keep your scones for more than a day (mine don,t last that long) add an egg with the liquid. Enjoy.
This a ps. I live in the UK and this is an English recipe.
Hello Joan. I also live in Europe and have found allrecipes.co.uk to have a good selection of traditional English recipes. and a "biscuit" is a biscuit and not a cookie!
I live in Ireland and have used the following recipie for many years with great success.
16ozs. Self raising flour Sieved with 2 level tsp.baking powder
2 eggs and approx. 9 tbs. buttermilk or plain milk
2 ozs. Caster Sugar
Beat all together to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on a floured board. Cut with a 2" cutter. Place on floured baking trays and bake in a preheated oven 200o for approx. 20-30mins. Glaze top with beaten egg for a nice finish (before you put in oven).
I use above recipie for one of my daughters who prefers plain scones, for the rest of the family I add dates and walnuts. You coould also use, cherries or sultanas.
Recipie came from a Stork Recipie Book I got many years ago.
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