Easy Plain Scones. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add all the milk and mix lightly into a soft dough.
Brush with a bit of milk and top with coarse sparkling sugar. Serve scones warm with butter and/or jam. You can make scones in a food processor if you have one, using the food processor to rub in the butter, mix the sugar and then bring the whole lot together with the addition of the milk and egg into a dough. You can cook Easy Plain Scones using 8 ingredients and 17 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Easy Plain Scones
- You need 100 grams of ●Cake flour.
- Prepare 100 grams of ●Bread (strong) flour.
- You need 6 grams of ●Baking powder.
- Prepare 34 grams of ●Sugar.
- It’s 50 grams of △Margarine.
- You need 2 medium of to large size ■Egg yolk.
- Prepare 1 of mix with egg york, total amount should be 80-90ml ■Milk.
- You need 1 of A large thick plastic bag.
If not using a food processor then use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour until it all looks like breadcrumbs. This is how I make plain scones. They are soft and fluffy on the inside, with the signature "flaky folds" when you break it open, and a golden rustic-but-not-too-rustic top: Food processor. Be sure not to twist the cutter.
Easy Plain Scones step by step
- If using a food processor: Please see https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/143698-easy-scones-plain.
- Preheat the oven at 200℃. These scones are ready to bake during the time it takes to preheat the oven. Put the 4 ingredients into the plastic bag..
- Incorporate some air inside the bag, and shake well to mix the ingredients together..
- Add the margarine. Mash the margarine over the bag to coat it with flour and break it apart..
- When there are very few lumps remaining, massage the mixture over the bag with both hands until it has a crumbly texture..
- Beat the egg yolks well in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the total up to 80 ml, and mix well..
- Make a small indent in the centre of the mixture inside the bag and pour in the egg mixture. Let some air to the bag again and shake the bag it around well..
- The dough should gradually come together and start clearing the sides of the bag. ※ If this doesn't happen…. →.
- …then measure out 10 ml more milk into the measuring cup that contained the egg mixture and add it to the bag. This time I added 10 ml, so the total egg-milk mixture added was 90 ml..
- Push the mixture to the bottom of the bag,, fold the bag to the width you want the finished scones to be, and push the dough with your hands over the bag into a rectangular or log shape. Flatten it until it's 2 to 2.5cm thick using a rolling pin or your hands..
- If using our hands, push using the fingers of both hands alternately towards the outer edges to form the dough into a nice shape. Scrape the bottom side corner with your finger nail…it's hard to describe..
- Cut the edge of the bag with scissors or a knife to the bottom. Tear and open out the bottom with your hands. Brush the egg mixture left in the cup with your fingers to glaze the surface..
- Cut the dough with a knife, into squares or triangles..
- The cut ends will make crack nicely, so if you want to make it very neat, cut off the entire surrounding edge of the block of dough before cutting into individual scones. Roll up the cut off bits and bake it along with the rest..
- If the cut ends become to spread out by the knife, adjust the shape over the bag. Don't press too hard or the dough will stick back together..
- Line up the dough on a baking sheet. Bake for 17-19 minutes. If the dough is too soft to handle, use the plastic bag to handle the dough..
- Adjust the cooking time while watching the color of the scones. The scones will crack nicely in the middle, even with this rough recipe..
Press down firmly in one push. Place the scones onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone mat. One of the reasons I love scones so much is because they're so quick and easy to make. You can literally throw some flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into your food processor, work in some butter, stream in the cream, shape the dough, and bake them up in less than a half hour. I never used to make scones in the food processor.