Thursday, 12 November 2009
thursday breakfast: homemade scones
Fresh mini scones. In my opinion a much nicer option than pancakes. Just pop them in the oven and wait for the magic to happen (or make some coffee and set the table). Today's batch came out perfect. Here's the recipe:
Creme fraiche scones
makes 10 regular sized or 16 mini scones
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking soda
3 tablespoons of sugar
a pinch of salt
5 tablespoons of very cold butter
150g of creme fraiche
5 tablespoons of milk
optional: 1/2 cup of dried fruit or berries chopped into small bits, or 1/2 cup of chocolate bits
Mix together flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Add the butter to the mixture and blend it in. This works best with a kitchen machine or a pastry blender (if you don't have those, use two knives). Stir in the creme fraiche (leave out a teaspoon for glazing the scones) and milk using a fork or a spatula. If you want fruit, berry or chocolate bits in your scones, throw them in now. Don't overmix - the ingredients should be just combined! Pour the mix onto a lightly floured table and knead the mix for ten seconds or until you get a very sticky ball of dough. Patt the dough down on a floured surface until it's about 3cm thick and either cut out circles with a 4cm (mini) or 6,5cm (regular) cookie cutter or simply cut into triangle shapes. Brush a wee bit of creme fraiche onto the scones and bake them in the pre-heated oven on 190 degrees celsius for about 10 minutes or until the scones are slightly browned.
Invite your friends over for breakfast and enjoy!