Quick tea scones (200 calories per serve)


Unexpected guests coming over in an hour? Need to look like a domestic goddess without really trying? Make scones! Scones are so easy to make and taste so good. And the ingredients are so basic, you probably already have them all on hand anyway. I used to buy self-raising flour but nowadays, I only buy plain flour in bulk and add baking powder to make my own as required. So unlike other scone recipes, you don’t need self-raising flour for this.

Makes 10

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 10-15 mins

Ingredients
300g plain flour
5 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
75g salted butter, cubed (if you don’t have salted butter, just add normal butter and 1/4 tsp salt)
150ml milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 220C (or 200C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Mix together the plain flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Gradually add the milk and vanilla essence and knead into a smooth ball. Flatten to approximately 2cm thick and cut out approximately 10 x 5cm rounds.

Place the dough rounds on to the baking paper and bake for 10-15 minutes until it starts to brown at the edges.

Cool for 5 mins before serving with clotted cream and jam of choice (not included in calorie count). I used apricot jam to use up what we had in the fridge at the time.

Thermomix Adaptation

Ingredients
300g plain flour
5 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
75g salted butter, cubed (if you don’t have salted butter, just add normal butter and 1/4 tsp salt)
150g milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 220C (or 200C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and butter into mixing bowl and mix 5 sec / speed 8 until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the milk and vanilla essence and mix 20 sec / speed 5 then knead 20 sec.

Place the dough rounds on to the baking paper and bake for 10-15 minutes until it starts to brown at the edges.

Cool for 5 mins before serving with clotted cream and jam of choice (not included in calorie count). I used apricot jam to use up what we had in the fridge at the time.

Note: if making clotted cream in Thermomix, simply place a butterfly whisk into the mixing bowl, add your full thickened cream (works best with 200-600g amounts) and whisk on speed 3 for 1-2 mins until the right consistency is reached. Avoid using light thickened cream.

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