Monday, July 11, 2011

ENGLISH SCONES

The best that I had tasted was at the DOME - Penang Island Plaza. I used to have my evening tea there. Now that I am far...far.. away from Penang, I have to learn to make scones of my own.

Through the net I book marked a few scones recipe and here is my first scones which I made for the recent Tea Party. Scones are one of the English Tea favourite menu and it pairs well with Victoria Sandwich.
It's not that difficult to make, rub it butter method is applied here and everything else are combine together to form a dough. I was not so sure when I first made it and you can see that my scones was a little bit thin. Ideally it should be thicker as you need to cut the scones half to spread some butter and jam. So make sure you follow the instruction, make it more thicker if you want your scones to look more fluffy. So here's the recipe I adapted from bakewithme.blogspot.com.



Scones
  • 260 g all-purpose flour
  • 65 g granulated white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 85 g chilled, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 150 g fresh blueberries
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk or cream

Instructions:
 Preheat oven to 205 degrees C.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.

In a small measuring cup combine the cream, beaten egg and vanilla. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until the dough comes together.

Do not over mix the dough or the scones will be tough.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead the dough gently four or five times and then pat the dough down.
Use a cookie cutter and cut out scones.
 
Place them on the baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with a little cream or milk.
 
Bake the scones until nicely browned, about 18 – 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a scone comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
 
Serve with cream and jam.


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Ingin merasakan English Scones yang sedap dengan gaya English Hi-Tea, anda boleh menikmatinya di DOME, itulah kegemaran saya suatu ketika dulu, Kadang-kadang lepas balik kerja dan sebelum pulang ke rumah di situlah saya tenggek dahulu, menikamati hidangan petang. Kini semua itu sudah tiada kerana terlalu jauh dengan saya, sekali sekali kalau teringin kenalah buat sendiri.

Mudah membuatnya, menggunakan rub in metod, di mana butter dipotong kecil-kecil dan digaul dengan tepung seperti habuk roti baru dimasukkan susu dan uli rata sehingga membentuk doh. Canai,terap dengan acuan, sapu telur di atas dan bakar. Mudah aje.. dan bahanya pula cukup ringkas.

dScone ini dimakan dengan jam dan butter seperti kita makan roti dan resipi ini cukup sinonim dengan Victoria Sandwich. Satu padanan yang cantik jika anda ingin menganjurkan Majlis English Hi-Tea.


Next Post - Carrot Cupcakes

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2 comments:

cik cek said...

Selalu tgk resepi scones ni...tapi tak penah try buat lagi...mest sedap kan...:)

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Cikcek sedap, scones ni nak-nak makan panas2. Scones ni boleh dikatakan antara roti dan biskut tidak terlalu keras dan tidak terlalu lembut. Ini semua belajar di sekolah dulu, rub it method. Cubala kalau suka kismis masukkan kismis

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