A British delicacy perfect for a week filled with dramatic changes in the British psyche, not only with a new government, but also the birth of a new royal baby, Princess Charlotte.
Scones are amazingly quick and easy to make – the perfect way to procrasti-bake (my favourite kind of baking). The recipe makes ten to twelve scones.
– 225g flour
– 5ml (one teaspoon) of baking powder
– 2.5 ml salt
– 25-50g butter
– 150 ml of milk
1. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees, and pre-heat a baking tray.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.
3. With your fingers, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.
5. Slowly add the milk. Stir the mixture together to create a dough.
6. Roll out the dough until it is 2cm thick. If you don’t have a rolling pin – use an empty wine bottle. #studentcooking
7. Use a cookie cutter to make individual scones, and then glaze the top of each of the scones with either a little butter or egg.
8. Cook in the oven for ten to twelve minutes until the top is golden brown.
A very happy (and the coolest) flatmate enjoying some delicious scones.