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    Best Ever Scones

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cooking Time: 15 minutes

    3 cups Edmonds standard plain flour
    6 teaspoons Edmonds baking powder
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    75g butter
    1 - 1½ cups milk, approximately
    extra milk for glazing

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 220oC.  Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.  Cut butter in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    2. Add 1 cup milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough, adding more milk if needed. Knead a few times.

    3. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour.  Press scone mix out on floured bench or tray, cut into 12 even-sized pieces.  Place on oven tray, brush tops with milk and place in top half of oven to bake

    4. Bake scones for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Once golden brown with crisp crusts, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cooling on a rack will give you crisp crusts, while covering them with a clean tea towel will give a soft scone.      
          

    Saving Time when making scones  

    If you are pushed for time you can make these scones using Edmonds self raising flour rather than standard plain flour and baking powder.   Alternatively, you can use Edmonds Scone Mix and simply add water, for an even easier way to make scones.      

    Scones Serving Suggestions

    Traditionally you would serve scones with jam and cream but try freshly sliced strawberries with your whipped cream for a fresh change.       

    Alternative Recipe: Savoury Cheese and  Ham Scones

    Make scone dough as for plain scones and then add:
    1¼ cups grated tasty cheese     
    100g ham, diced     

    1. Combine cheese and ham. Measure out ½ cup and set aside. Prepare scones according to recipe, adding cheese and ham after rubbing in the butter. 
    2. Cook as for plain scones and serve with butter. 

    Comments
    Claire commented on 05-May-2009 03:14 AM4 out of 5 stars
    So easy!! And I'm so happy that the recipes are now online - being in the UK without an Edmonds Cookbook I'm sunk!
    Quick and easy recipe to get light, fluffy scones.
    Anonymous commented on 10-Jun-2009 10:46 AM5 out of 5 stars
    these are my specialty! and ive modified the recipe!!
    connie SKUZZ commented on 18-Aug-2009 05:21 PM5 out of 5 stars
    THIS RECIPE IS relly nice and good to make
    cherry ngamu commented on 15-Oct-2009 11:19 AM5 out of 5 stars
    the best ever...!!!
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