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why aren't my scones big and poffy?

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ToffeeLatteplease Mon 22-Dec-14 18:28:31

They taste nice enough. But they stay flat, cookie shaped. Every time. I want big nice cheesy scones. Help!

Tallypet Mon 22-Dec-14 18:31:30

Don't over handle the dough - it needs a light touch. Gentle mix together of ingredients then a pastry / cookie cutter for the shape. Egg and milk mix on top and into a very hot oven 210-220C

MillionairesShortbread Mon 22-Dec-14 18:34:26

A thicker scone makes a difference too - less of them but deeper. Gently folding in half before cutting gets the pouff effect.

Trills Mon 22-Dec-14 18:35:56

Scones are supposed to crumbly, not pouffy.

Are you just making them too thin before you put them in the oven?

TheSpottedZebra Mon 22-Dec-14 18:37:04

Also don't twist the cutter, just go right down.

And what Tally said re egg or milk on the top - try not to let it slip down the sides, as doing that can affect the rise also.

GertrudePerkins Mon 22-Dec-14 18:37:20

the dough needs to be at least 2.5cm thick

measure it next time - it's thicker than you think

ToffeeLatteplease Wed 24-Dec-14 13:10:19

Yea! Thank you mumsnet poffy cheese and bacon scones Christmas morning!
[Grin]

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