This kind of weather gives me that wanna-be-indoors-eating-comfort-food kind of feeling. Scones hit the mark every time.
What's your favourite way to make scones? Mine is with the food processor and I love to add a wee pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix. Hmmm smells gooooood!
Basic Scone Recipe
3 cups plain flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 milk
Cut up butter into small cubes and add to flour, salt and baking powder mix. Pulse in food processor until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Tip mixture into large mixing bowl and and make a well in the middle. Add milk and carefully fold until mixture is incorporated with milk. The key to a successful light fluffy scone is not to overmix so play with it as little as possible.
Using either a lightly dusted bench to cut out shapes or just straight from the bowl, place scones on a tray lined with baking paper close together (they rise better when snugly placed), brush tops with milk and bake for 10mins at 220 deg C.
Serve immediately with whipped cream and jam (isn't the Anathoth jam the best?).