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Baked english scones with jam and cream.

English scones recipe

Tasty, mouthwatering fresh english scones recipe. Freshly baked english scones recipe is an easy delicious recipe for english scones and freshly baked bread that is very rich in taste and flavor.

You will need:

2 cups all purpose flour - 6 tbs sugar - 1 tbs baking powder - 1/2 ts salt - 6 tbs cold butter cut in cubes - 1 egg - 1 cup cream or whole milk - 1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional)

 
Baked english scones

Start by preheating the oven. Combine dry ingredients all together then add small butter pieces into mixture. Break butter into small pieces using finger tips. In small bowl, beat egg and cream. Reserve 2 tbs of egg mix to use later in brushing the scones. Add raisins or chocolate chips to mixture.

 

Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture and then stir all together. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. If the dough sticks to your fingers, correct the texture by adding some flour. If dough is stiff add some cream. Divide dough in half and shape into 2 balls. Place each ball on a greased baking sheet and press down to form circles about 6 inches across and 1 inch thick. Cut each circle to 6 wedges and pull wedges slightly away from one another. Lightly brush with reserved egg mixture and then bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly brown. Yield 12 scones.

Note: You can reduce the amount of sugar and do not add the raisins or chocolate chips to the scones. That would yield biscuit like scones, that you can eat savory(with cheese or cream potatoes) or sweet ( with cherry or berries jam and butter). Incredible rich taste.

For a lighter version & for those who worry about their weight, try reducing butter amount and use skimmed milk. Taste may not be as rich but it'd still taste nice, warm and delicious.

 

English raspberries fresh baked scones.
 
Freshly baked english scones