Homemade Scones

26 Sep

Thomas is enjoying a book called “Cooking with Grandma” by Rosemary Mastnak at the moment. It is about a little girl called Anya and her Grandma and their cooking adventures together. In the book they make scones. Thomas keeps asking what scones are so on a rainy Sunday afternoon it seemed like a perfect time to introduce him to making scones! Thomas’ Nanna assisted us in the kitchen but last time she tried to make scones they were more like rock cakes so Thomas and Mummy were the head chef’s ;-).

I can’t remember making scones  (I probably would have done years ago at school) so this was a new adventure for me as well! This recipe was just from taste.com.au. The scones were very easy to make and tasted “denicious”!

Ingredients

plain flour, for dusting
3 cups self-raising flour
80g butter, cubed
1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
jam and whipped cream, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl.
  2. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Make a well in the centre. Add 1 cup of milk. Mix with a flat-bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more milk if required. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (don’t knead dough too much or scones will be tough).
  4. Pat dough into a 2cm-thick round. Using a 5cm (diameter) round cutter, cut out 12 rounds. Press dough together and cut out remaining 4 rounds. Place scones onto prepared baking tray, 1cm apart. Sprinkle tops with a little plain flour. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and well risen. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm with jam and cream.

This is a great recipe for introducing children to the concept of kneading which is good for developing fine motor skills and large muscle strength (you have to push quite hard to cut the scones out!). Thomas really enjoyed making the scones and we all enjoyed eating them for afternoon tea!

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3 Responses to “Homemade Scones”

  1. Felicity September 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Oh, how I love a good scone!
    In our house it’s Grandma with the sone recipe down pat, thanks Margaret Fulton. 🙂
    As children the neighbourhood kids would always be over for scones on Sunday. Great memories.
    We enjoyed helping make them, and now our kidlets enjoy helping now.
    Great activity, and very yummy.
    Your scones look devine. Good job!!!

    • cookwithkids September 27, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      I love it how food can evoke some powerful memories of when you were children! It’s very special. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Felicity September 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I love it too. A few of your posts have sparked a few memories of childhood! hahaha.

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