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I baked scones for this morning's tea. This is a simple recipe and it only took me about 30-35 minutes. The scones came out really good. It's worth the time spent. Freshly baked scones are perfect with butter, jam or honey.

  • 1 and 1/2 cup of self-raising flour
  • 50-60g shredded cheese
  • 2-3 dates, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ajwain (you may substitute ajwain with sesame seeds)

  • 25g chilled butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Pre-heat oven to 220-240°C.
  • Put flour in a deep bowl. Add butter cubes.
  • With your fingertips, break the butter and try to form crumbs by mixing with the flour.
  • Add shredded cheese, ajwain and dates to the flour and mix them well.
  • Add milk and mix all the ingredients together. This will form a sticky dough. Don't overwork with the dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your table-top. Put the dough on your table and gently flatten the dough with the palms of your hands. Make it flatten until it's about 1.5-2cm thick.
  • Dip the round scones cutter into flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Then cut out the scones. I don't have scones cutter. So I used a small glass to cut out the scones.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminium foil or baking paper. Place the scones no more than 1cm apart. Brush the scone-tops with milk. Brushing with milk makes the scone tops soft. (If you want a slightly crunchy top, brush with olive oil instead of milk.)
  • Bake it in the oven for about 15-18 minutes until the scones are lightly browned on top. To check if the scones are cooked, tap gently and you will be able to feel the hollow sound.


    Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...
    ya, this scone look really good, homemade bakery items always the best.
  1. ... on July 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
  2. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Sonia, they were delicious when freshly taken out of the oven.
  3. ... on July 15, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
  4. Carbohydrate Diet said...
    MMMMMM! fresh scones with jelly, I will have to check my pantry to see what ingredients I am missing and try this out, thanks.
  5. ... on July 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

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