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Best scone recipe please... want to make one lot of cheese, one fruit/plain...

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fourlittlefeet Tue 20-Jan-09 21:35:02

I've never managed a fool proof scone recipe... one that gives you nice fat scones that are light, don't get stale immediately, and have a good texture! Pass it over if you have one smile

TIA

missingtheaction Tue 20-Jan-09 21:41:36

Nigella, who credits them to her friend Lily - i do half the recipe
500g plain flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp bicarb
4.5 tsp cream of tartar (CRUCIAL)
50g cold butter
25g trex (butter if you can't stand the idea)
300ml milk
1 egg for egg wash

Oven 220c /gas 7

sift together the dry stuff. rub in the fats, add the milk. mix BRIEFLY. Roll out really thick 3cm/ a good inch.

properly, 6.5cm crinkle cutter. Paint with egg wash.

cook for about 10 mins

Yum yum. If I had some cream I'd be making them right now.

fourlittlefeet Tue 20-Jan-09 22:32:18

whats trex??? is that Lard?

fourlittlefeet Tue 20-Jan-09 22:33:28

sorry, meant to say thanks as well, missing!

fourlittlefeet Wed 21-Jan-09 11:30:41

sorry, is can't get any lard, is this as good without it... or has anyone got one thats fab with just butter?

thanks... 3 day old baby and in laws coming at 2 smile

lizziemun Wed 21-Jan-09 12:33:14

If you have a 3 day old baby to makes as follows.

1. You sit a rest.

2. send dh to buy scones.

3. when inlaws arrive you sit on your bum and DH makes tea and scones.

4. You sit and dh clears up.

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