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    Sunday, August 27, 2006

    Best Scones Ever


    First these were inspired by a Chef called Jo Seagar and I have adapted the flavours to make a savory and a sweet scone.
    These scones are so light and fluffy rise up well and generally judged fantastic by our staff.
    Makes 12

    Parmesan and Pesto Scones

    4 cups self-raising flour
    Pinch salt
    2 tbs grated Parmesan
    1 tbs prepared pesto
    300 ml cream
    300 ml soda water


    To make Scones
    Heat oven to 215C (fan bake)


    Sift flour and salt into bowl
    Add pesto and parmesan and rub in with finger tips.
    Add cream and soda water all at once
    This dough is fairly wet but don’t worry
    Flour your bench well
    Turn out the dough and gently knead into a square shape about 2 cms (1") thick
    Cut into shapes and cook about 18 minutes.
    They will be nice and golden brown.

    Serve with cream cheese and a slice of tomato.
    Or avocado and tomato seasoned with sea salt & freshly ground black pepper is pretty great.
    Citrus Scones with Marmalade

    4 cups self-raising flour
    Pinch salt
    Zest of 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime
    1 tbs sugar
    300 ml cream
    300 ml soda water


    Sift flour and salt into bowl
    Add zest to sugar and mix well
    Into flour mix.
    Add cream and soda water all at once
    This dough is fairly wet but don’t worry
    Flour your bench well
    Turn out the dough and gently knead into a square shape about 2 cms (1") thick
    Cut into shapes and cook about 18 minutes.
    They will be nice and golden brown.
    Serve these with cream cheese or butter and a small spoonful of Marmalade
    Or as in this case Marmalade and Cream
    I actually had some whipped cream with some candied peel folded through
    Perfect
    Can't get much better than that

    1 comment:

    Anali said...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love to make scones and these look really good. I guess I'll have to figure out how to convert to the metric system...