BASIC SCONE RECIPE WITH VARIATIONS


BASIC SCONE RECIPE WITH VARIATIONS
1. BASIC SCONES
6 cups flour
6 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
250g butter
3 large eggs
400ml amasi( can use more or less depending on brand)
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Grease baking trays and dust with a bit of flour
Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside
Cream butter and sugar, doesn’t have to be smooth as long as its nicely combined
Beat in the eggs with vanilla essence
Gradually add dry ingredients and use the palm of your hands to rub mixture till it resembles breadcrumbs
Make a well in the centre and gradually add the milk as you gently knead for a few minutes
Combine till ready to roll
Lightly dust your working surface with flour and the top of your dough with a bit extra flour. Roll and cut into about 1/2 a centimetre in thickness. Brush the top of the scones with egg wash( one egg beaten with a tablespoon or two of water /milk)
Bake for 15-18 minutes or till nice and golden brown

2. ULTRAMEL SCONES
Use same recipe. Replace half of the amasi with ultramel custard.

3. FRUIT MIX SCONES
Follow same recipe but use 5 cups flour instead. Replace the other cup with 1 cup fruit cake mix or just plain raisins. Add 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Might bake slightly longer but just keep an eye on them

4. ORANGE/LEMON SCONES
Follow same recipe. Add 2-3 tablespoons lemon or arrange zest and the juice, 50ml -100ml. This will obviously reduce the amount of maas needed but do it gradually to determine exactly how much you need. Remember sometimes you just pour as you go.