Plain Scones. These gorgeous plain scones are creamy and a lovely treat for tea time. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Plain, meaning without added fruit, but light, airy and just the right amount of crusty surface makes these scones the perfect backdrop to preserves and clotted cream.
Sift the flour into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix. Add the butter, cut into small cubes, then lightly rub in with fingertips. Some of our other favorite flavors are cranberry orange, lemon, and these apple scones with maple cinnamon glaze. You can have Plain Scones using 5 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Plain Scones
- It’s of Cake flour.
- It’s of Baking powder.
- Prepare of Granulated sugar.
- Prepare of Unsalted butter.
- It’s of Milk.
But to be honest, nothing beats just plain English scones with jam and clotted cream. Slathering on a homemade jam and clotted cream takes this scrumptious baked treat up another notch. Taste: The plain scones themselves are ultra buttery with a hint of sweet tanginess. There are so many flavors you can add directly to the dough, or accompany these with jam or flavored butter.
Plain Scones instructions
- Mix cake flour, baking powder, and granulated sugar in a bowl, and chill in the fridge. Cut the butter into 1 cm cubes and chill the fridge as well..
- Sift the dry ingredients, and add the butter. Rub the mixture together with your fingers until it resembles panko..
- Add cold milk, and briefly mix with a spoon. When the dough is not floury any more, it's done..
- Roll into a ball, and wrap with plastic wrap, then let it sit for 1 hour in the fridge..
- Roll out the dough to a 2.5 cm thickness, and cut with a 5 cm diameter cookie cutter. Coat with a thin layer of milk (for the glaze), and bake for 20 minutes at 190℃ (375℉) on the bottom rack..
Texture: Extremely tender, flaky, and light. This is a very basic, plain scone recipe. You can totally get creative and add anything your heart desires. Chopped nuts, berries, spices like cinnamon or ginger, citrus zest, or chocolate chips would all make delicious add-ins. These English Style Scones bake up light, tall and fluffy, and are a wonderful treat for breakfast or afternoon tea.