Wednesday, 29 February 2012

cream tea anyone ?


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I have been asked for my scone recipe
(I am so chuffed :o)

this is the recipe that my mum used when we were little
and I have used countless times
I've never had a failure with it (oh I've done it now!)
my mum used to buy it from the milkman man I was little

So here it is
( I had to make a batch for photography reasons you understand ;o)

Sultana Scones

225g (8 oz) self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
25g (1 oz) caster sugar
50g (2 oz) butter
50g (2 oz) sultanas
 150ml (1/4pint) fresh milk

clotted cream and raspberry jam to serve ~ this bit is VERY important!

♥  Pre~heat your oven to 220 C (450 F) gas mark 8
♥  Sift flour and salt into a bowl and add sugar
♥  Rub butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
♥  Stir in sultanas
♥  Add nearly all of the milk all at once
 (sometimes you won't need all of it)
♥  Mix to a soft, but not sticky, dough with a knife
♥  Turn on to a lightly floured work surface and knead quickly until smooth
♥  Roll out to about 1cm (1/2") thick
♥  Cut into 7 or 8 rounds with a 6.5cm (2 1/2") cutter
♥  Transfer to a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with milk
♥  Bake for 7-10 mins or until well risen and golden
♥  Cool on a wire rack
♥  Smack any hands that try to pinch one before they have cooled a little

Once cooled slather them with clotted cream and jam and scoff!
     Please don't blame me if you can't do your jeans up the next day!

    YUM  :o)

    I googled 'scone rhyme' and this came up

    "I asked the maid, in a dulcet tone
     To order me a buttered scone
     The silly girl has been and gone
     And ordered me a buttered scon"

    What do you call them?
    I call them scons but write them as scones (i think?)
    calling them "scones" always makes then sound terribly posh
    don't you think?!

      Guess what??
     I went swimming last night!
    It wasn't nearly as rubbish as I'd remembered
    I might even stretch to say that I actually quite enjoyed the swimming bit
    dressing is still an issue though
    and standing on the wet, cold floor is just gross
     I had forgotten about that bit
     My back is MUCH happier today though
    (big smile)
    so I WILL be keeping it up

    lots of love
    j x


    1. i just LOVE scones - whatever way you say them!

    2. Mmmmmm - they look delicious! This is a little silly, but I vary my 'scon'/'scone' depending on who I'm talking to and whether they sound posh or not. I am actually a 'scon' girl too, though. I loved the rhyme!!! Who's have thought a poem about scones could be so amusing???
      I'm glad you enjoyed your swim. My advice is to take a spare (old) towel to put on the floor, to stand & dry your feet on. ;-)

    3. Always scones but I think scon is posher. Glad you have a happy back!

    4. I love to swim, really healthy way to exercise, but I haven't been to the pool in ages. Maybe I should start again if I'm going to try these scones ;D

    5. Thank you for this Jooles! I will definitely be trying it. I also posted about scones today, among other things! My photos are not nearly as perfect as yours!

    6. They look sooo yummy Jooles, but I have to have strawberry jam and put the jam on first then the cream! I must be posh as I pronounce it scone not scon - but I really am not! Glad to hear you 'enjoyed' your swim, hope it helps your back xx

    7. I'm definitely with you on the cringe factor of changing rooms. I wear flip flops. It makes my knees go funny showering in communal showers too. Oh to have my own private pool!!

    8. OOOOhhhh diet or not I'm trying those scones at the weekend and of course I'll be smothering them in jam and cream....drool.... Lucey x

    9. PS I do love snowdrops they have the most delicious smell, after scones of course eh, Lucey x

    10. MMMM jam and cream scones.... delicious.

    11. I'm a 'scon' person. Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)
      Oh and I fully understand the importance of cream and jam!! ;)
      Vivienne x

    12. Yum, get a load of that jam and cream.....

      Glad your back is feeling better, but am with you on the après swim, very rubbish, in centerparcs they have a massive hairdryer thing you can stand in as a family, I've always been to stingy to use it, but it looks a-maz-ing!

    13. They look just yummy! I'll have to make some tomorrow now :) xx

    14. Oh Jooles! I am so hungry looking at those wonderful scones (which I pronounce to rhyme with "gone") I have to say tho', I always put the jam on first. Scrummy!!!

    15. SO happy to hear the back is better- that is excellent news!

      Those scones look fabulous. Especially the clotted cream and jam. Wish good clotted cream was available here is the US- well, it probably is somewhere, but my body doesn't need it you understand.

      I pronounce them as 'scones'- just as they are written, but I'm from the US, so I don't count! ;)

      Have a lovely day!- and I loved the rhyme too!

    16. These look SO good, thanks for sharing the recipe. I have never made scones and I will try you recipe as it looks very simple. I pronounce it scone to rhyme with "on" - scone to rhyme with "stone" is posh, but here in Yorkshire everyone tells me it's the other way round. But here they call a cake a bun and a roll a teacake so what do they know?? ;-)

    17. Love scones, but mine never rise, no matter what recipe I use! Yours look absolutely delicious!
      Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    18. ha ha I thought i was so grown up when I boght a copy of that cook book off our milkman years and years ago ! does anyone still have a milkman ? they were fantastic :)xxxxxxx noticed a big bite out of one !! yummy yum yum

    19. Mmmmmmm! The scones look delicious!
      I say scones to rhyme with stones and I'm not posh :p
      The big question is jam before cream or after?

    20. Boy oh boy, this looks YUMMY! :)

    21. those sultana scones look absolutely delicious. thank you for the recipe, i'm definitely going to try it.


    22. Your scones look amazing!!! Oh my...I wish I had one right now. Happy March to you my friend.

    23. I call them Scon's too. Scone makes me feel self conscious. I think it's a regional thing.

      I love swimming. I think I'm a fish but I have a strong aversion to public pools. Even exclusive gyms and hotels make me itch. Such a shame.


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