Scones (plain, fruit, cheese)

Name, Surname:
Janet Johnstone; 63, British (Devon, now Liverpool)

I chose my recipe because I love rhubarb. I have it growing in my garden; it is very easy to grow.

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level I

How much does it take to prepare it?
10 min

How much does it take to cook it?
10 - 15 min

Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the dish?
Oven, bowl, baking sheet, tray.

People For how many people?
8-12 scones

Ingredients List of ingredients with quantity.
8 heaped tbspn (8oz/225g) SR flour (can be wholemeal)
2 level tbsspn (2oz?50g) margarine
1 rounded tbspn (1oz/25g) sugar
¼ pint milk 150ml

Plain scones
1. Preheat oven 220°C/gas 7
2. Lightly grease a baking tray
3. Sift flour into a large bowl, and rub in the margarine
4. Stir in sugar
5. Sprinkle all the milk on top of the mixture, stir with a knife to make soft dough. Knead lightly.
6. Press out to 5cm thick with hand, cut out circles, ad repeat with leftovers (you will make 8 scones).
7. Put the circles onto greased tray, and glaze with extra milk.
8. Bake at the top of the oven for 10 minutes, well risen, split and golden brown. Cool on a rack.

Fruit scones
Add 50g dried fruit at method 4
Cheese scones

Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
Use the above recipe but leave out the sugar.
Sift ½ tspn mustard powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper. At method 3.
Grate 100g of cheese and add 75g at method 4.
Sprinkle the rest of cheese on top of the scones before baking.
Plain and fruit scones: serve with butter and jam or clotted cream and jam/strawberries.
Cheese scones: packed lunches, instead of bread with soup!

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