Easy and Quick Recipe for Scones

This post is sponsored by Royal Baking Powder because they want you to make the best scones every time. 😉

This recipe is so easy that I ended up baking while watching the Royal wedding this past weekend with a baby on my hip. And no, I didn’t miss the important parts.

Kitana loves baking so she looks for every opportunity to help me create something delicious when she is at home. She says she wants to be a Chef when she grows up so of course, she has to start practicing now already. 😉

Easy and Quick Recipe for Scones:

Ingredients:

  • 500ml (2 cups) cake flour
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) Royal Baking Powder
  • 2ml (1/4 tsp) salt
  • 80g butter or margarine
  • about 200ml (3/4 cup) milk (or half milk and half water)
  • 1 beaten egg and 15ml (1 Tbsp) milk for glazing

Instructions:

1. Sift flour, Royal Baking Powder, and salt together.

2. Rub in butter with fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3. Add milk gradually to dry ingredients and mix lightly to a soft dough.

4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and press to a thickness of about 2cm.

5. Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter, about 7cm in diameter.

6. Place on a greased baking tray with a little space for spreading and brush with egg and milk.

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 2000C for about 20 minutes.

8. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

9. Serve with jam and cream or cheese.

Variations:

Rich tea scones:

Add 45ml (3 Tbsp) castor sugar to dry ingredients.

Substitute 200ml (3/4 cup) milk with 125ml (1/2 cup) milk and 1 beaten egg.

Pineapple fingers:

Use the recipe for rich tea scones.

Reduce milk to about 100ml, and substitute butter with 80ml (1/3 cup) cooking oil.

Add 125g finely chopped glacé pineapple.

Roll out dough to a rectangular shape of about 18 x 28cm.

Cut 1cm incisions in dough, marking 20 rectangular fingers.

Brush with egg and milk.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Don’t forget to take a picture of your delicious scones and share it on the Royal Baking Powder on Facebook @RoyalBakingPowderSA and use the #GetItRighwithRoyal

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