The Best Fluffy Scones


English scones are such a delight. This base is warm and soft on the inside, so it makes the perfect base for toppings and additions. With cream and jam, they make a delicious afternoon tea addition!
by Feli Chic'Cuisine

English scones are such a delight. The inside of the scone is soft and warm, making it the perfect base for toppings. With cream and jam, they make a delicious breakfast or an afternoon tea addition!


It's not only the taste of a scone that matters; it's also the height of the scone that counts.

There are many methods by which famous chefs and bakers make tall scones. The raising element can be replaced by baking powder or by using self-rising flour.



Tips for Making Light and Fluffy Scones

1. The flour must be sifted (double sift) to aerate it and to prevent lumps.


2. If you're using self-rising flour, be sure to use unsalted butter because self-rising flour is already salted.


3. Use the butter right out of the refrigerator. When incorporate the butter use your fingertips. The cold butter makes scones rise higher and creates a perfect buttery and flaky scone.


4. Do not overwork the dough! Avoid kneading! Mix only as much as necessary to hold the dough together. Overworking heats up the pastry and makes it sticky and a less flaky scone.


5. When cutting out the scones, don't twist the cutter when lifting them out, or they will turn out wonky.


If you are concerned by the amount of baking powder in this recipe, do not be. There is a real need for this amount. With baking powder added, the scones ris higher, becoming lighter and fluffier.


Scones are a very quick and easy recipe to prepare. To obtain beautifully heigh and fluffy muffins, it is important to follow the instructions for the ingredients and to follow the tips.

Some of the fruit additions are delightful: raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, lemon zest, and chocolate chips.


To ensure precision in measurements, the ingredients for this recipe are listed in grams.



Scones Recipe in photos, step by step:



 

Prep. time :15 min

Cook. time: 12 min

Total time: 27 min

Serves: 12 Scones

 

Ingredients
  • 500g plain flour

  • 25g baking powder

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 110g butter, chilled and cubed

  • 300 ml milk

For Egg Wash

  • 1 egg

  • a splash of milk


 


Method

​​STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400)°F fan/ gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper.


STEP 2

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder together. Add the butter, and gently rub it into the flour using your fingertips, until it is the consistency of breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre and add the milk. Mix from the edge to the centre, turning the bowl, just until combined. Do not over mix!


STEP 3

Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and pat it until the dough comes together. Don’t knead the dough! Press the dough to about 3 cm thick (don't use a rolling pin).


STEP 4

Dip the cutter (or an up-turned glass) in some flour and stamp out rounds and place them on the prepared baking tray. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.


STEP 5

Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the scones are well risen and golden-brown. Transfer to a wire rack.


To Serve

Split the scones and serve with jam (strawberry, raspberry jam) along with clotted cream.


Enjoy!


 
If you try this recipe, leave a comment and let me know what you think! And don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #felichiccuisine on instagram!

English scones are such a delight. This base is warm and soft on the inside, so it makes the perfect base for toppings and additions. With cream and jam, they make a delicious afternoon tea addition!
Perfect Scones - By Feli Chic'Cuisine
English scones are such a delight. This base is warm and soft on the inside, so it makes the perfect base for toppings and additions. With cream and jam, they make a delicious afternoon tea addition!

English scones are such a delight. This base is warm and soft on the inside, so it makes the perfect base for toppings and additions. With cream and jam, they make a delicious afternoon tea addition!
Perfect Scones - By Feli Chic'Cuisine

​​“​Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has a flavor from that which is insipid."Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin​

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