Easy Peasy Scones

Easy Peasy Scones

By 8 May, 2020

Whip up a batch of these lovely light scones for Mother's Day tomorrow - delicious just served with butter, or with whipped cream and raspberry jam. For soft scones, wrap in a clean tea towel for ten minutes as soon as they come out of the oven. For crusty scones, cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients

Instructions

Makes 12 scones
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 16–18 minutes

Equipment you will need:
Measuring cups and spoons
Mixing bowl
Baking trays
Baking paper
5–6cm (2–2½inch) scone cutter or glass
Pastry brush

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 230ºC (210ºC fan-forced/500ºF/Gas mark 9). Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the cream and water. Mix all ingredients together to make a soft but not sticky dough.
3. Knead lightly on a floured bench top and pat out to 2cm (1 inch) thickness. Be careful not to overwork the dough. Turn over so that smooth side is on top.
4. With a scone cutter or glass dipped in flour, cut into 5cm (2 inch) rounds and place close together on the baking tray— this helps them to support each other as they rise, and to retain their moisture.
5. Brush tops with milk and bake for 15–18 minutes or until well risen and golden.

Variations: For fruit scones, stir through 2 x 40g (1oz) mini sultana and apricot or sultana and apple packs or ½ cup sultanas and a little mixed spice.

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6 Responses to Easy Peasy Scones

  1. Penny Hines

    Enjoy listening to your segment with your Dad on Tuesday mornings. Have enjoyed you talking about the Oregano Bakery at Connells Point and Essence Chocolate in Caringbah.
    Am off to make your scones now.
    I do enjoy your laughter.
    Many thanks for brightening the day.

  2. Sheridan

    Thanks Penny – hope you enjoy them.

  3. Ron Montague

    Hi Sheridan, been listening to you on bobs how for years while i have morno on a Tuesday morning while i’m out playing in the dirt as a Garden Guy and recently looked up your web page after an easy peasy scone recipie. Today on the way home I had a hankering for a nice scone, so when I got in I whipped up a batch…Deeeelicious!
    And may I be so bold as to say seeing i have never seen a pic of you before, i reckon you are quite an attractive woman. Cheers Ron the garden guy

  4. Sheridan

    Thank you Ron – pleased you enjoyed them!
    Sheridan

  5. Ken

    Another batch of the Sheridan Rogers Perfectly deliciousness Scones today…my 10th batch since May 2020 using Coconut Cream…always need to search as I tend to forget the temperature to cook these….210 ff

  6. Sheridan

    Hi Ken,
    So good to hear you’re enjoying them, especially made with coconut cream 🙂
    Sheridan

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