The ideal time to indulge in baking is the winter season as it is extremely cold to go outside. The pastry chef, Daphna Rabinovitch in her book, “The Baker In Me” wrote recipes of some delicious scones that can be your perfect breakfast treat in winter. Apart from baking scones, you can also find recipes of cookies, muffins, breads, cakes, pies and tarts in her book. You can also make your winter delightful and special by baking scones for your family and friends. If you follow a few steps, you can easily make delicious scones. Please see detail at http://www.countrychef.com.au/ccproduct/traditional-scones/
What are scones
Scones are delicious pastries that are traditionally cooked. They are easy and simple to make. You can make them at home by using the ingredients stored in your cupboard. The main thing that you need to remember while making them is that the dough of the scones must be very soft. The dough of the scones requires light mixing.
The dough should never be too dry. Do not try to work too much on the dough. Your scones will be softer when you work less with the dough. The scones should always be cooked in a hot oven. The oven must be preheated for about 15 minutes. You can freeze your scones in a good, airtight container for three months. Apart from scones, you can also try mini loaf recipes that are easy to make.
Time and ingredients
It generally requires 25 to 30 minutes to make mouthwatering scones. The preparation time is 15 minutes and the cooking time is about 10 minutes. It is a great idea to make scones at home during winter and have a great time with your family. You can also make Pavlova and meringue in Christmas. Just like scones, Pavlova is also a very popular dessert. It is one of the most popular and delicious Meringue based desserts.
The main ingredients that you need for baking scones are self raising flour, caster sugar, butter and milk. For glazing the top, you need 1 egg, 1/4th cup of cream and milk.
At first, the oven must be preheated to 200°C. The flour should be sifted carefully into a mixing bowl. The butter should be cut into small square pieces and added to the flour. The butter and flour must be mixed properly until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Then, sugar needs to be added. After that, milk must be poured on it and mixed properly. The dough should be kneaded briefly so that there are no cracks.
The dough should then be cut into rounds with the help of a pastry cutter. The scones should then be transferred to a baking sheet. The scones should be baked until they are golden brown in color and have risen properly. It takes about 10 minutes.
Flavor and Glazing the scones
Thus, you can see that the method of baking scones is simple and easy. You can spread the scones with butter and top them with whipped double cream. If you want to glaze the top of your scones, you can use a beaten egg for brushing the tops.
You can also use cinnamon fruit and cheese in making scones. Enjoy the winter by trying scones, Pavlova and mini loaf recipes at home. Read more at Country Chef