For as long as I can remember, I’ve had some kind of fear towards scones. It might sound a little strange but allow me to explain. When I was little, my Nan and Grandad would always smother baked treats such as scones and madeira cake with butter. Ever since, this has been something that I cannot get my head around and for the past fifteen years or so, I’ve refused to eat a scone! To me, having a scone with butter is just a no go. I know its still a popular choice among many but I am just not a fan! Anyway, I thought that it was time to get over this fear and I decided to bake my own, but this time with chocolate chips and a little jam and cream. Now that’s my idea of a scone!
225 (8oz) self-raising flour, sieved
60g (2oz) butter
1tbsp caster sugar
50g (1 ¾oz) chocolate chips
roughly 150ml (5fl oz) milk
1. Lightly grease a baking tray. Preheat the oven to gas mark 7, ensuring the shelving is centre.
3. Stir in the caster sugar and chocolate chips.
4. Mix in enough milk to form a soft dough.
5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle of 10 x 15cm or 4 x6 inches and about 2.5cm/ 1 inch thinck.
6. Cut the dough into 9 squares.
7. Place the scones on the baking tray ensuring they are well spaced apart.
8. Brush each with a little milk and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Slice the scones in half and serve with butter (ew!) or jam and cream.
– Charlotte x
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