Friday, January 27, 2012

Basic Scones for Daring Baker's January 2012

It might be Basic Scones but I have to say this is the best of all scones.  This month we were challenged to make Scones by Audax from Audax Artifex.  I have never fancied scones so much but this one is a big Wow!  The reason behind this successful and fluffy scones is AudaxAudax has explained the every single fact about this scone, which resulted in this beautiful scones.

 
There so many variations in this scones, Cream Scones, Buttermilk Scones, Fruit Scones and so many.  I highly recommend to try this Basic Scones first.  These Basic Scones are perfect when filled with some jam and clotted cream. I regret that I made a very small batch, my next try will be with wholemeal and some fresh fruits probably.   Thank you Audax for this great recipe and valuable tips, this is definitely a keeper.


Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10- 15 minutes
Makes 5 Scones

Ingredients:
All purpose flour- 240 g
Cold Butter- 2 tbsp
Milk- 120 ml
Baking Powder- 2 tsp
Salt a pinch

Method:
Triple sift the flour in a large bowl and mix it along with salt and baking powder.  Grate the cold butter and freeze it for about 30 minutes.  Rub the butter into the flour gently.  Add the milk and mix it into a dough using a spatula.  The dough will be quite sticky, wetter the dough lighter the scones.
Do not over work or under work the dough, both will spoil the texture.  Once the dough comes together, you can pat it gently with your fingers and cut it into scones.  If you are looking for layers, fold the dough once or twice.  Pat it gently with your fingers, dip a round cutter in a flour and cut it into rounds.
Preheat the oven to 240 degree Celsius.  Place the scones in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes, until it looks raised and lightly brown on top.  If you want a shiny top on the scones, you can glaze it with milk before baking.  Take it out from the oven, leave it to cool in a wire rack.  Serve warm scones witha dollop of Jam and fresh cream.

34 comments:

Indu said...

Would love a bite of that scone with some jam.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks perfectly done, luv the clicks and setup too

Sukanya said...

scones looks perfect, though I have never tried it. loved ur presentation style

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious ......

What's Baking?? said...

It is a perfect looking scone. It goes well with lemon curd too...love to have a piece!

Rathai said...

I love scones! Yours look very pretty and soft inside.

Indulge said...

The scones look hearty and filling.
Love Ash.

Az said...

Looks very inviting sis... mouthwatering..

lena said...

they look wonderful..you sounded them so good that i feel like making them right away!

Audax said...

Your scones look so perfect the shape, the colour and the crumb are all outstanding an excellent execution of the challenge recipe. Wonderful to hear that the recipe changed your mind about the humble scone. Yes I totally agree with you it is knowing all the little details about each step of the process that makes for a great scone. Kudos to you. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

faseela said...

lovely scones....thanx 4 sharing

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking scones. Nice recipe. Love to have it right away with that scoop of jam and tea. YUM!!!!

Archana said...

Bookmarked. This is very interesting. My daughter is reading Enid Blyton so her interest in scones is great. Perfect timing.

Emily Malloy said...

Lovely!

Sravs said...

wow they look amazing perfectly baked !! well presented too !!

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maha said...

looks awesome.pics r so beautiful...loved it

simply.food said...

Drool worthy and delectable

Rasi said...

they look great :)

Audax said...

I'm not sure if I have commented already. WOW I have to say your scones look perfect the shape and colour are outstanding. Wonderful to hear you liked the challenge so much. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

Aarthi said...

YUMMY YUMMY

Aarthi
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Rebecca said...

Those look wonderful! I love your teacups, by the way.

Pru @ Perfecting Pru said...

These look so good. I learnt sO much from Audux this month.

Priya said...

Wat a prefectly baked scones, looks absolutely stunning and incredible

Torviewtoronto said...

looks fabulous wonderfully done hope you can participate in the tea time snack event :)
salaams

Ganga Sreekanth said...

looks wonderful.. drooling over the pictures...

El Hada de las Tartas said...

Tienen un aspecto fantástico!!

Julie said...

All your baking recipes are awesome..N lovely scones!!

Erivum Puliyum

Usha said...

Scones looks perfect!

Susan and Abraham said...

The scones look hearty and filling.

Helene Dsouza said...

it seems to me like sometimes the whole world is crazy after scones. I dont remember if I ever baked any, I guesse not. I cant remember either having tasted one.

One thing I can tell u, your scones look simply perfect! ( and by now I have seen a lots online and in the TV)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Scones looks perfect and lovely clicks..

quinnie said...

i haven't try to make scones...yours looks delicious..:)

divya said...

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

amazing scones... would love some...

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