If you're a little bit of a baker then it's given that these four ingredients will be in your kitchen already. Before yesterday I had Never made scones! Guess I've been a little scared. I've heard those stories where they have turned out more like rock cakes, or are just so dry that no amount of cream helps you swallow them down.
So I asked the guru of my baking world (mum!) for a recipe to make some scones because I was about an hour away from walking out my door empty handed to a morning tea with friends, I just hate showing up with nothing and two hungry little piglets in tow.
Anyway, so not only did it all only take me 30 minutes (that's mixing and cooking time) but they turned out super soft. Teamed them up with the traditional strawberry jam and some whipped cream...OMG so good!!
3 Cups self-raising flour
plain flour (for dusting)
1 cup milk
Jam and whipped cream, to serve
Preheat oven 200 degrees fan-forced.
Using an electric mixer, place the self-raising flour and butter into the mixer and mix until combined to a crumble texture.
Next add the milk slowly in small amounts. If you find your mixture is to sticky just add a pinch more flour.
Now you need to knead the dough. Dust your bench top with some plain flour and knead out the dough, just be careful not to over do it (stop when the dough holds itself together in a ball and is smooth).
Once your dough is ready, line a baking tray with non-sticky baking paper. Then roll into balls (about 2cm thick) and place on tray. Now gently push all the balls together (like picture above). Sprinkle the tops with a little plain flour.
Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown and well risen.