Since our last post with our Victoria Sponge recipe last week, the blog has been read by people in the UK, USA, India, Germany, Romania, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Japan and Denmark! It is amazing the way we can write something here in Shetland and it is then read all over the world in a few hours!
Well, our latest recipe is something which we love as an afternoon treat every so often especially if we have people coming to visit – it is a quick home bake, but always tastes amazing: Summer Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam.
Makes 10 medium sized scones
Ingredients – Summer Scones
225g Self Raising flour, 50g Caster sugar, 50g Margarine, 1 egg, pinch of salt and approx. 150mls of milk
Decoration and Filling
Strawberry Jam, Tub of Clotted Cream
Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 5. Grease a Baking Tray
Step 2– Weigh into a bowl 225g of Self Raising flour, 50 grams of margarine and add a pinch of salt. Then using your hands, rub the ingredients together using your finger tips – make sure your hands are cool.
Step 3 – Once the ingredients are rubbed together add in the caster sugar and mix.
Step 4 – Into a jug add 150mls of milk and then crack an egg into the milk and whisk together. Then making a well in your mixture, add the milk and egg mixture gradually (You may not need all this mixture and also leaving some liquid to use to glaze the scones before baking.) Then mix using a table knife. The mixture should not be too sticky.
Step 5 – Once you have mixed the mixture, use your hands to kneed the mixture together in the bowl.
Step 6– Spread a little flour on your surface and then empty the mixture from the bowl onto it.. Roll with a rolling pin to about a 1.5 – 2cm depth. Take a medium cutter and start to cut out rounds. always collect the scraps together, kneed together and cut until you have no dough left.
Step 7 – Once all scones have been cut out of the dough, lay them onto the baking tray and using a brush, glaze the top of each scone and place in the preheated oven for 10mins.
Step 8 -Once the scones are golden brown and well risen, cool them on a rack,
Step 9 -Once cooled, cut the scones open and spread with strawberry jam and then a dollop of Clotted cream
There you have it Summer Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam, ideal for a summer treat or when visitors are coming
We do hope you have a go and enjoy making these Summer Scones letting all your friends and family try them.
Do let us know if you get a chance to make these scones and remember to post pictures of some of your own creations.
Jennifer and Alison