Scones and Tea (Without the Tea)


During my days of laziness and at the moment my illness influenced days I can get very bored and as many may know my cure for boredom is baking. Luckily we have a big ass cook book, however we usually lack the more exciting ingredients which makes experimenting more difficult, so today my sister and I just made some:

Sweet (Square) Sultana Scones

Makes 8

225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
As many sultanas as you want! (But at least 50g)
60g butter, cubed (we didn't bother cubing it; I'm ill, so you know)
30g sugar
150ml milk
1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 220C
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, then add the sultanas and mix together.
Add the butter and rub in with your finger tips, until it looks like breadcrumbs, then mix in the sugar.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, slowing bringing the flour in from the edges, until it becomes a soft, sticky dough.
Turn the dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth (not until your arms get tired). And shape into a 1" thick circle (you can use a rolling pin if you feel like, I was too lazy to find one).
Dip your cutter in flour and cut out your scones (we couldn't find a scone shaped cutter, so we used a square one, oh yes we think outside of the box).
Place the scones on your baking tray and brush (or smother) the tops with the beaten egg.
Place in your preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
Once cooked, allow to cool, but eat while warm, I had mine with honey, yum yum yum!

Honestly I prefer cherry scones, but we had no cherries, in the same way that we wanted Croque Monsieurs for lunch, but had no ham! Because that is just how life is, and being ill I didn't feel well enough to make the hour and half trip to the fella's house to steal his ham while he's away or the ten minute walk to the little shop, I probably would have passed out at some point, then some old man would have found me on the pavement and had a heart attack, then a little old lady would come along and had a heart attack from shock because of the two unconscious people on the pavement and it would go on and on until I woke up and felt guilty for causing so many cute old people to die (sorry for the rambling, but this helps my excuse of not going to the shop).
But anyway, the scones were very yummy, especially with honey, or when I was being slightly more normal, strawberry jam. But because I'm ill and have weird food cravings and what I want right now is Goulash and a toasted hot cross bun (obviously not together, but I really really want goulash, but apparently you can't make it properly in England because we don't have the right paprika, I have a feeling I've had that tiny rant before, never mind), but I shall go to bed before I confuse anyone else and start craving more Hungarian food that I can't have.

So remember, each day, live a little, laugh a little and love a little. 

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  1. scones are sooo good, they're the best when they're warm. I like raisins too, so this is right up my alley!

    1. Better when your Gran makes them, because they are filled with Granny love!!!


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