How to Bake a Perfect Scone …
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients …
  • 2 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • milk, extra
  • ⅓ cup water, approximately with a little extra, if needed
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 200C and grease a round cake tin with butter.
  2. Sift self-raising flour, caster sugar and salt into a large bowl. Rub in butter with fingertips.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, add the milk and the water. Using a knife, “cut” the milk and water through the flour and mix to a soft, sticky dough. Add some extra water only if needed.
  4. Knead the dough gently and quickly on a floured surface until smooth, usually only for a minute or two. Use your hand to press the dough out evenly to about 2 cm thickness.
  5. Cut as many 4.5 cm rounds as you can from the dough. Place the scones side by side, just touching, in the cake tin. After cutting the first few scones you will need to gently knead and flatten the dough again to cut the final couple of scones.
  6. Brush the tops with a little extra milk.
  7. Bake scones for about 17 – 18 minutes or until browned on top and scones sound hollow when tapped firmly on the top with fingers. Serve with jam and whipped cream.
Recipe by Mrs Organised at http://www.mrsorganised.com.au/2014/09/05/how-to-bake-a-perfect-scone/