May 18, 2014
With the husband and son off playing rugby, a batch of steaming hot scones was suggested as they rushed out of the house. The 7 year old wanted the scones to have "lots of cheese and butter, for when we get back starving hungry"..
So here is a very easy recipe, handed down by my mother, with limited ingredients required. It will satisfy the hunger of little boys (and their fathers). Mine are currently steaming in a tea towel, awaiting the boys return..
Makes about 9 scones - double the recipe if you are feeding the masses.
8 oz plain flour;
2 oz cold butter;
4 tsp baking powder (yes, this is correct);
pinch of salt;
3/4 cup trim milk (you may not need this much milk).
1/4 cup parmesan cheese & 1/2 cup grated tasty or edam cheese (reserve about 1/4 cup for the top of the scones);
cayenne papper for sprinkling (optional, especially with little ones as it is hot).
Note: you can leave out the parmesan cheese and just use the cheese that you have in the fridge. Parmesan and tasty cheese will give the scones a stronger, more cheesy taste.
You can easily make these scones a sweet version by leaving out the cheese and cayenne pepper and replace it with 1 cup of dates (chopped) & 1/4 cup white sugar to the dry mixture, before adding the butter. Brush each uncooked scone with milk and add a sprinkle of sugar to the top before baking.
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