Best Scones

"The lightest scones I ever had, but be careful it requires a light hand. Don't overmix and knead the dough too much or they will turn out very tough. Undermix in better.Use only a small amount of flour on the kneding board and knead lightly until very smooth.Add a little sugar to take away any floury taste. Before baking, brush top with milk for golden shiny tops."
 
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Ready In:
27mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
12 scones
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 220°C Sift flour and salt . Add butter and rub using your fingertips.
  • Combine milk and water. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour liquid all at once. Mix quickly to a soft dough.
  • Knead lightly. Press or roll out to form a round about 2 cm thick.
  • Cut using a round cutter and place on a greased oven tray and glaze with milk.
  • Bake for 10-12 min or until scones sound hollow when tapped.

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Reviews

  1. Annacia
    These really are wonderful scones. I added a couple teaspoons of Splenda because I like a little sweetness in scones that I'll be using for brekkie. I also found the dough to wet to knead at first so I waited for about a min and rechecked. It was much better after allowing that little time for the flour to absorb the liquid, however, I still needed a little more flour on the board that the recipe describes. All in all they turned out beautifully (even though I forgot to make the cuts) with the same great crisp thin exterior and a moist incredibly tender and delicious interior. They made a marvelous breakfast with tea and Recipe #315981. Thanks Little for a real keeper.
     
  2. Lalaloula
    Mmmm, I had these for breakkie today and they were fabulous! What a great start into the day! They are flaky yet very soft and moist on the inside and have a great crunchy crust. I added in 20 g of sugar for a slight sweetness, which was very nice. Due to diners review I was careful when adding the water/milk, so that my dough wouldnt be too wet. I only needed 3/4 cup in total. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this real treat with us! Ill surely make it again! :) Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game January 2010.
     
  3. diner524
    Made these scones for breakfast this morning and served it with fresh fruit and they are wonderful. I had to add some more flour to the batter as it was still too gooey to knead, but with more flour was able to get a nice soft dough. Baked up nice and fluffy on the inside and a good crisp crust. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Newest Tag.
     
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