Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Fluffiest Scones ever!!!

Hi guys,

Hope everyone is well!!!

Scones, they are so simple to make, yet so delicious especially when served hot with freshly whipped cream and home made jam!!! I think everyone needs to know how to make least some time during their life!! Scones brings me back to my childhood, where I first learnt how to make scones in primary school hehe and with the recipe in mind, me and my sisters and have made scones about a thousand times now, with many good and bad variations of the original recipe hehe scones are so easy to make, with only a few basic pantry ingredients, yet to master the fluffliest and lightest scones requires a few too many tries and alot of patiences!!! I must admit that I have made a few bad scones in the past : P

Here I have my simple recipe for scones, they are so fluffy and light and are super delicious served straight from the oven, with some butter, jam and whipped cream!!! : ) mmmmm....

3 cups of self raising flour, sifted
80g of unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 and 1/3 cup of milk
pinch of salt
freshly whipped cream (just beat 2 cups of thick cream on high setting using an egg beater until the cream thickens to your desire consistency, about 10minutes)
extra butter to serve

1. Place flour, butter and pinch of salt in a large bowl. Using your fingertips only, rub the butter into the flour until you can no longer see the butter anymore, and the flour becomes a pale yellow colour.

2. Make a well in the middle of the flour and gently stir in the milk with your fingers, add 1 cup of milk first, mixing the dough gently and adding the rest of the milk as required. I used all the 1 and 1/3 cups of milk.

3. Empty the content of the bowl onto a clean kitchen bench top, and knead gently to make sure the flour and milk are well combine. Remember the secret to fluffy scones is to use as less force as possible and stop as soon as the dough looks combined.
4. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin to about 2cm thick. Using a round cooking cutter about 5 cm in diameter, cut out as many scones as you can with the dough. Don't forget to reshape the left overs cuts of dough and make more scones!! I think I made about 20 or so.

5. Lightly grease a baking tray with butter, place the scones on the tray about 1 cm apart and dust them   lightly with some flour.

6. Bake in a 200 degree C oven for about 15-20 minutes until well risen and slightly golden on top.
Transfer to a wiring rack and serve immediately with butter, jam and whipped cream!!! Enjoy : )

"Is that how easy it is to make scones..." "Yes it is!!" I know thats what you guys are thinking hehe

I hope you enjoy my recipe and one day master your own scones!!! I am yet to make my own jam but I will one day, its something I always wanted to do : )

Happy reading!
Fat Pom Pom


  1. MMmm thost scones look so light and fluffy! You just want to dive into them! cris

  2. Can't fit properly in my mouth but was scrumptious