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scones - idiot proof receipe please!!

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dizzydixies Sat 27-Sep-08 14:48:14

womans weekly have lied to me
<<sob wail>>

I made their fail safe, idiot proof scones this morning and frankly they are cack. Of course this is nothing to do with my inability to cook and must be their receipe wink

I want light, fluffy moreish yummy scones so I need someone's well used receipe please smile
TIA

savoycabbage Sat 27-Sep-08 14:50:55

I use this one from the Good Food receipe book.

Nagapie Sat 27-Sep-08 14:52:52

Drop Scones

1 egg
500ml (2 cups) flour
250 ml (1 cup) milk/water or mixture of both
80 ml ( 1/3 cup) cooking oil
20 ml (4 tsp) baking powder
6-8 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt

Mix all the above together - mixture should be a sloppy dough
Put mixture in well greased muffin pan
Bake at 200 degrees C for 15 minutes

traceybath Sat 27-Sep-08 14:56:53

st delia

delicious but need buttermilk

SqueakyPop Sat 27-Sep-08 14:57:13

The key thing with scones is that you have to roll them out very thick - 1-2cm.

Buttermilk or sour milk, instead of fresh milk, improves the recipe.

Use SR flour and chuck in an extra bit of baking powerder for luch.

Cook for a short time in a very hot oven.

Serve while very fresh.

SqueakyPop Sat 27-Sep-08 14:59:09

Drop scones are not the same as scones, nagapie.

They are basically what is known as Scotch pancakes. I grew up knowing them as pancakes beause I was in Scotland, so no qualifier needed. They are very different from scones.

Nagapie Sat 27-Sep-08 15:03:02

Think I just titled it incorrectly - my mum usually serves these with lots of cream and jam and aren't flat 'mini pancakes....

dizzydixies Sat 27-Sep-08 15:03:13

thanks smile

SqueakyPop Sat 27-Sep-08 15:06:55

Maybe, if you are putting them in muffin tins, they are Devonshire scones.

Proper scones sit on a baking tray without any support.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Sun 28-Sep-08 13:45:19

I always use these ones and they have never failed me.
If you don't have buttermilk squeeze a bit of lemon juice into regular milk and leave to stand for 20min.

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