Briony Williams is a Bristolian who starred on the TV show the Great British Bake Off and won last year’s Great Christmas Bake Off.
Here is her quick-and-easy scone recipe she loves to make at home with her daughter Nora.
Why not have a go at making these and share your yummy creations with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need:
- 200g plain flour and ½ tsp baking powder, or instead you can use just 200g self-raising flour
- 100 ml milk
- 60g unsalted butter
- 50g raisins or chocolate chips (or whatever you have handy!)
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
- Plastic sandwich bag or similar (optional)
- A mixing bowl, wooden spoon and baking tray, pastry brush, a kitchen knife and baking paper
Get your grown-up to pre-heat the oven at 220C/425F/Gas 7
Pour the plain flour and baking powder (or self-raising flour if you’re using that instead) into the sandwich bag and check the butter is chilled and cut into cubes.
Add the cubes of butter into the flour mixture, coating it all over and then seal the bag.
Use a rolling pin if you need it to separate any large chunks of butter.
Pour the mixture into your bowl. Add the sugar, then slowly pour in your milk and give it all a good stir until all the ingredients are combined.
Pour chocolate chips (or raisins) into the bowl and mix evenly. Shape the mixture into a round and dust flour onto your worktop ready for the next step.
Put your scone mixture onto the floured worktop and flatten the top down so it’s a thick disc shape. Get your grown-up to help you cut the disc into four through the middle (cut a cross shape).
Brush the tops of each scone with some milk – this will help them brown nicely on the top when they cook
Put your scones on to baking paper on an oven baking tray and get your grown up to put them in a pre-heated oven at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked all the way through. Allow to cool and serve while still slightly warm.
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