I've just got back from a holiday in the beautiful Cornish countryside.. where the rule is you CANNOT leave without having a cream tea!
That is my excuse (along with doing 'research' for my baking classes) and I'm sticking to it!
So this week's bake is well and truly inspired by Cornish scones.. and you cannot beat a home made scone!
They are so easy to make & your little one's will love mixing all the ingredients together, rolling out the dough & cutting out different shapes!
If you want to make a morning out of it I have also popped a couple of book's to read along with it, you can read them to your little one's whilst the scones cook.. prepped with cream & jam as soon as they come out of the oven.. OOOhhh whose mouth is watering just a little?
The recipe below makes 10 large scones (or 15 small ones)
YOU WILL NEED:
75g Butter (fresh out of the fridge)
350g Self raising flour
1 1/2 baking powder
30g Caster sugar
2 large egg's beaten
WHAT TO DO:
1) Preheat the oven to 200 C
2) Put the flour & baking powder into a bowl
3) Cut the cold butter into cubes & add to the flour, rubbing it into breadcrumbs
4) Add the sugar & sultanas & mix
5) Pour 100ml of the milk & 2 medium egg's into the bowl & mix
(you want a slightly sticky mixture, but dry enough to handle & cut. If it's too dry add a tad more milk)
6) Knead the mixture into a dough and pop it out of the bowl onto a floured surface
7) Pat down using your hands until the dough is roughly 2cm deep
8) Using cutters, cut out shapes & put on baking paper
9) Brush with milk
10) Cook for about 10 minutes
If you are wanting to team your homemade scones with cream & strawberry jam; these are two stories these are great stories to read to your little one's whilst the scones are baking in the oven: