Scones for Tea
The following instructions are for a two oven renovated Electrikit Aga
The same applies to a 4 oven renovated Electrikit Aga
Set your digital control to 220 degrees – from 150 degrees (typical winter setting) the oven will take 45 minutes to reach 220 degrees
You will need –
450g/1lb Self-raising flour
2 level tsp baking powder
20g/1.3/4 oz caster sugar
100g/3.1/2 oz butter, softened and cut into pieces
2 free range eggs
some milk (add carefully)
Place the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large mixing bowl and add the butter. Lightly mix into a fine breadcrumb like mixture by rubbing in with your fingers. Next move is to lift the mixture to introduce air and lightness. Finally, beat the eggs into a bowl and add milk to make up to 300 ml/10fl.oz – mix to a soft sticky dough.
Next, you need to turn out onto a floured work surface and knead lightly. Roll out to a rectangle about 2cm thick. Cut into rounds with a cutter and place onto a prepared baking tray. Brush the tops with milk or beaten egg
Bake for 15- 20 minutes until well risen. Place the cold plain shelf below the dish to shield some of the heat coming from the element and remove for the last 5 minutes of cooking
Eat with strawberry jam and clotted cream.