Traditional Scones -Skonssit

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When my Aussie husband and I moved to the UK I fell in love with scones. In the beginning I ate them every day. I walked to Harrods and bought myself multiple scones as I thought particularly the Harrods scones were the best!I had never tasted them before and when I finally has some fruit scones I thought they were some of the best treats with the cup of coffee. Last weekend my mum and sister were visiting London and I took them for a luxurious afternoon tea to Fortnum and Mason’s Jubilee Salong. We had both sweet and savoury scones and my mum and sister fell in love with scones too!! 🙂 The recipe below is tested and proven to be good! You can add raisins to make sweet scones or add some cheese and herbs to make savoury ones (good combinations are cheese and basil or cheese and sundried tomato!). The basic recipe should stay the same. Also note, when you make savoury scones add those three table spoons of sugar as they will make the dough fluffy. I hope you will enjoy your afternoon tea with these scones! I baked them today and they were absolutely yummy!

5 1/3dl flour
3tsp baking powder
1/4tsp suolaa
pinch of dry yeast (1/2 tsp)
85g butter
3tbs sugar
1 3/4dl milk (full milk)
a few drops of lemon juice
a few drops vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla sugar
(add raisins if you want to make fruit scones)

1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and dry yeast.
2. Add the cubes of butter and pinch it to make the crumbly dough.
3. Add sugar.
4. Heat up the milk (not boiling) and add into the dough.
5. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract (vanilla sugar).
6. Mould a block and cut the scones. Bake in 220 celsius degrees for 10 minutes.

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