Wednesday, 29 February 2012

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I have been asked for my scone recipe
(I am so chuffed :o)





this is the recipe that my mum used when we were little
and I have used countless times
I've never had a failure with it (oh I've done it now!)
my mum used to buy it from the milkman man I was little





So here it is
( I had to make a batch for photography reasons you understand ;o)






Sultana Scones

225g (8 oz) self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
25g (1 oz) caster sugar
50g (2 oz) butter
50g (2 oz) sultanas
 150ml (1/4pint) fresh milk

clotted cream and raspberry jam to serve ~ this bit is VERY important!


♥  Pre~heat your oven to 220 C (450 F) gas mark 8
♥  Sift flour and salt into a bowl and add sugar
♥  Rub butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
♥  Stir in sultanas
♥  Add nearly all of the milk all at once
 (sometimes you won't need all of it)
♥  Mix to a soft, but not sticky, dough with a knife
♥  Turn on to a lightly floured work surface and knead quickly until smooth
♥  Roll out to about 1cm (1/2") thick
♥  Cut into 7 or 8 rounds with a 6.5cm (2 1/2") cutter
♥  Transfer to a greased baking sheet and brush the tops with milk
♥  Bake for 7-10 mins or until well risen and golden
♥  Cool on a wire rack
♥  Smack any hands that try to pinch one before they have cooled a little

Once cooled slather them with clotted cream and jam and scoff!
     Please don't blame me if you can't do your jeans up the next day!











    YUM  :o)


    I googled 'scone rhyme' and this came up


    "I asked the maid, in a dulcet tone
     To order me a buttered scone
     The silly girl has been and gone
     And ordered me a buttered scon"

    What do you call them?
    I call them scons but write them as scones (i think?)
    calling them "scones" always makes then sound terribly posh
    don't you think?!






    P.S
      Guess what??
     I went swimming last night!
    It wasn't nearly as rubbish as I'd remembered
    I might even stretch to say that I actually quite enjoyed the swimming bit
    dressing is still an issue though
    and standing on the wet, cold floor is just gross
     I had forgotten about that bit
     My back is MUCH happier today though
    (big smile)
    so I WILL be keeping it up



    lots of love
    j x


    23 comments:

    1. i just LOVE scones - whatever way you say them!

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    2. Mmmmmm - they look delicious! This is a little silly, but I vary my 'scon'/'scone' depending on who I'm talking to and whether they sound posh or not. I am actually a 'scon' girl too, though. I loved the rhyme!!! Who's have thought a poem about scones could be so amusing???
      I'm glad you enjoyed your swim. My advice is to take a spare (old) towel to put on the floor, to stand & dry your feet on. ;-)
      Carly
      x

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    3. Always scones but I think scon is posher. Glad you have a happy back!

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    4. I love to swim, really healthy way to exercise, but I haven't been to the pool in ages. Maybe I should start again if I'm going to try these scones ;D

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    5. Thank you for this Jooles! I will definitely be trying it. I also posted about scones today, among other things! My photos are not nearly as perfect as yours!

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    6. They look sooo yummy Jooles, but I have to have strawberry jam and put the jam on first then the cream! I must be posh as I pronounce it scone not scon - but I really am not! Glad to hear you 'enjoyed' your swim, hope it helps your back xx

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    7. I'm definitely with you on the cringe factor of changing rooms. I wear flip flops. It makes my knees go funny showering in communal showers too. Oh to have my own private pool!!

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    8. OOOOhhhh diet or not I'm trying those scones at the weekend and of course I'll be smothering them in jam and cream....drool.... Lucey x

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    9. PS I do love snowdrops they have the most delicious smell, after scones of course eh, Lucey x

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    10. MMMM jam and cream scones.... delicious.
      x

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    11. I'm a 'scon' person. Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)
      Oh and I fully understand the importance of cream and jam!! ;)
      Vivienne x

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    12. Yum, get a load of that jam and cream.....

      Glad your back is feeling better, but am with you on the après swim, very rubbish, in centerparcs they have a massive hairdryer thing you can stand in as a family, I've always been to stingy to use it, but it looks a-maz-ing!

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    13. They look just yummy! I'll have to make some tomorrow now :) xx

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    14. Oh Jooles! I am so hungry looking at those wonderful scones (which I pronounce to rhyme with "gone") I have to say tho', I always put the jam on first. Scrummy!!!

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    15. SO happy to hear the back is better- that is excellent news!

      Those scones look fabulous. Especially the clotted cream and jam. Wish good clotted cream was available here is the US- well, it probably is somewhere, but my body doesn't need it you understand.

      I pronounce them as 'scones'- just as they are written, but I'm from the US, so I don't count! ;)

      Have a lovely day!- and I loved the rhyme too!

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    16. These look SO good, thanks for sharing the recipe. I have never made scones and I will try you recipe as it looks very simple. I pronounce it scone to rhyme with "on" - scone to rhyme with "stone" is posh, but here in Yorkshire everyone tells me it's the other way round. But here they call a cake a bun and a roll a teacake so what do they know?? ;-)

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    17. Love scones, but mine never rise, no matter what recipe I use! Yours look absolutely delicious!
      Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    18. ha ha I thought i was so grown up when I boght a copy of that cook book off our milkman years and years ago ! does anyone still have a milkman ? they were fantastic :)xxxxxxx noticed a big bite out of one !! yummy yum yum

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    19. Mmmmmmm! The scones look delicious!
      I say scones to rhyme with stones and I'm not posh :p
      The big question is jam before cream or after?

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    20. Boy oh boy, this looks YUMMY! :)

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    21. those sultana scones look absolutely delicious. thank you for the recipe, i'm definitely going to try it.

      xo
      molly

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    22. Your scones look amazing!!! Oh my...I wish I had one right now. Happy March to you my friend.

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    23. I call them Scon's too. Scone makes me feel self conscious. I think it's a regional thing.

      I love swimming. I think I'm a fish but I have a strong aversion to public pools. Even exclusive gyms and hotels make me itch. Such a shame.
      xxx

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