I have been practising a scone recipe for a small party that we are throwing for Owen on Saturday instead of having him christened. It will have an English tea party theme so of course scones are a must. Unfortunately you cannot buy clotted cream in Sweden so we will have to make do with cream cheese and jam on top. I thought of making my own clotted cream but it seems to take hours and I am really not that ambitious!
I found this recipe on the BBC good food site, and it is the best scones I have ever had! I used a champagne glass to cut out small scones. This recipe makes 8 normal sized scones or 15 small scones.
Recipe: Mini scones
350 g flour + more for dusting
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
85 g butter, cut into cubes
3 tbsp sugar
175 ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1/2 tsp vanilla powder)
squeeze lemon juice (although I left this out as I didn’t have any lemon. Still turned out great!)
Heat the oven to 220°C. Put the flour in a large bowl with the salt and baking powder, then mix. Add the butter and rub it with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
Pour the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 secs until warm. Add the vanilla and lemon juice.
Make a hole in the flour mix and add the liquid. Stir it quickly with a knife. Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Flatten the dough with your hands and fold it over 3-4 times until smoother. Pat into a round, about 4 cm deep. Cut 5 cm circles out of the dough, I used a champagne glass dipped in flour. Repeat the folding and cut more circles out until you are out of dough. Brush the tops with a beaten egg (of course I forgot to do this!) and place on a grease proof paper. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until they start to get a little bit of colour.
Eat warm with cheese and jam!