Cooking & Baking

Easy Scones

This one is also from the archives but how could this one be missing? I like to eat my scones chunky, airy and with raisins for extra sweetness. By adding yoghurt the scones will get airy and not too dry. I hope you’ll enjoy these, they are super easy and fast to make.

Easy Scones

By Yvonne Eijkenduijn Serves: 6-12

Ingredients

  • 400 gr plain flour
  • 25 gr caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 250 ml yogurt
  • 200 gr raisins (or no raisins for plain scones)
  • 1 egg (for glazing)

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 200 C

2

Mix with a wooden spoon in a large mixing bowl the flour, sugar, bicarbonate and salt until all is well mixed.

3

Soften the butter in a microwave or in a pan on the fire.

4

Add the butter, yoghurt and raisins to the rest of the dough.

5

Mix well with a wooden spoon until it becomes firm.

6

Powder a surface with flour and knead the dough until it is smooth.

7

Make it about 3 cm flat and use a scone cutter or glass approx 7.5 cm wide and 2.5 cm high.

8

Now cut the scones from the dough and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

9

Beat the egg and brush it over the scones.

10

Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

Serve with clothed cream, fresh strawberries and strawberry jam.

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