Might I invite you for a tea and some scones? (imagine a very strong english accent)
Some weeks ago, bloggy fried Kristeta twitted about her having some coffee and scones. I thought scones! very english :) I may have not mentioned this before but I love many things about UK. I love their tea, I love their accent. I love many of their city structures and most of all, I love the accent (although I do love australian accent more than english heh). Don't you love the way they say something like "noi" whenever they say no or know? .. anyways.... I wanted to talk about scones and not the english accent... so moving on...
Could there be anything more english than scones? As I was saying, bloggy friend Kristeta twitted about coffee and scones... and then on the same day while browsing a Thermomix magazine, I saw a recipe for scones. I doin't knoi about you-i but for mey, It's definitley a soign that I muhst maike myself sum skohns! (Excuse me for trying hard on my english accent).
I got super busy these days but finally, I got the chance of making sum skohns! (and this is like a couple of weeks ago and only got the time to blog about it.. uhm now) An I haf just got to shaire it with youi! ;-)
I did this using Thermomix. I am pretty sure that this can be done with something like Kitchen Aid or a hand mixer.
The ingredients are the following:
cold butter cut into cubes
1. Preheat oven to 200ºC
2. Put in the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and butter in the mixing bowl
3. Mix for 5 seconds/speed 5 on thermomix. If using Kitchen Aid or hand mixer, use medium-high speed but do not over mix. The consistency we are looking for is like a sticky breadcrumbs.
4. Add milk and mix for 20 seconds/speed 6 on thermomix. For Kitchen or hand mixer, use medium speed until the dough comes together.
5. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl. Do not knead. Using a rolling pin, carefully and slowly flatten it out up to 3cm thick. Tip: I put baking sheet on the table to lessen the mess and then lightly floured the baking sheet.
6. Using a round cutter, gently press it on the dough to cut out the scones. Tip: Dip the cutter on the flour each time to prevent the scones from sticking to the cutter.
7. The left over dough can be pressed together again and make another batch. The result will not be the same though but still good enough. Every time the left over dough is pressed together, the sponginess of the dough lessens.
8. Place the cut out scones on a baking pan covered with baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15minutes at 200ºC
9. Be patient and wait. Prepare some nice tea to accompany your about to be ready scones.
10. Scones should be done when it's light golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on top (in Tagalog, kapag pinitik sa ibabaw :-D )
11. Serve with your favorite jam and/or cream cheese or whatever suits your fancy!