A scone is a baked good, usually made of either wheat or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent, and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often slightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea. It differs from teacakes and other types of sweets that are made with yeast. Scones were chosen as the Republic of Ireland representative for Café Europe during the Austrian Presidency of the European Union in 2006, while the United Kingdom chose shortbread.
This is the perfect recipe to have in your back pocket for any special breakfast or brunch.
- 2 cup flour ( all purpose or cake )
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 cup cold grated unsalted butter (113g)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 tbsp custard powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a large bowl sift in flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, custard powder, sugar and salt. Whisk well.
- Add butter . Rub it in using your finger tips until you get a crumbly mixture.
- In a small bowl add buttermilk , egg , vanilla. Mix together. Pour this mixture in the flour mixture.
- Mix just to combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Then transfer the dough to a slightly floured surface.
- Spread the dough and slightly flatten it using a rolling pin or your palm .
- Dip your cookie cutter in flour as you cut out each piece. Place on a prepared baking tray.
- Brush the top with milk or egg wash .
- Bake in a preheated at 180 Degrees Celsius for 18 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top .Note : If you are using salted butter, don’t add salt to the recipe.