Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cream Scones

Scones are one of my favourites when it comes to tea time. It is easy and fast to make. Most of the time all the ingredients required are readily available as these ingredients are essential to our daily life. A batch of approximately 10 scones can be churned out within minutes. Due to my tight schedule even on weekends simple recipe such as this one is highly appealing to me.

Most of the time I used milk for my scones but so happen I had some leftover cream from the recent batch of quiche that I made. Therefore for these batch of scones I used cream instead. I must said that scones made of cream are richer in taste and the texture is finer than those made with milk.

I served my scones with whipped cream and strawberry jam. The cream melted a little due the the hot weather and my short cut in not whipping the cream well. Nevertheless it still taste yummy.

Here's the recipe for the above scones :-

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp castor sugar
A pinch of salt
30g butter
3/4 cup cream
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp raisins (or more depending on preference)

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
2. Add sugar and rub in butter to resemble bread crumbs.
3. Add in raisins and make a well in the centre.
4. Add in cream and water.
5. Mix quickly using palate knife to form a soft dough.
6. Knead briefly using only fingers until smooth.
7. Flatten dough to 2 cm thickness.
8. Cut with 5 inch round cutter.
9 Baked in oven pre-heated to 200C for 15 to 20 minutes.


The Caked Crusader said...

I love scones! These look particularly delicious - I am very jealous as I could eat one of these right now!

Beachlover said...

what a pretty scone you have there!!i still didn't have the chance to make one yet!

Lianne said...

I am looking for scone recipe too, and there you are. Was wondering, what if I don't have cream. What can I substitute them with and what if I totally remove them .. what happens?

wmw said...

Hard to find good scones outside...these home made ones looks really good!

Big Boys Oven said...

this scones are a winner, look so fresh and with those toppings wow, it melts me instantly!

Ling's Passion said...

caked crusader : I love scones too. Wise woman think alike :)

beachlover : You must try. They are very easy to make.

lianne : You can replace cream and water with milk but may have to reduce the quantity as milk is more dilute than cream.

wmw : That's why I usually make my own scones. You should try too.

big boys oven : Your words melt my heart....ha..ha..ha

Anonymous said...

May I know what type of cream do you used?


Ling's Passion said...

Hi Vi, thanks for dropping by. I used whipping cream for my scones.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi ling
loved the previous post on cake and then theses scones...very good..i know the tatse would linger on...