Monday, October 19, 2009

From stone to scone....

I was so frustrated when I baked this basic scone for the first time, I was totally forgot to add in baking powder, so it turned out like "stone". As usual, I never give up, after consumed the "stone" , I tried again, and this time the first thing I make sure is mix the baking powder with the flour first .^^





I was adapted the recipe from Happy Home Baking, you must visit her blog, she has a wonderful blog with all wonderful recipes..Thanks to HHB..
Do check out her detail recipe for this basic scone, and I would like to summarize it in a simple way:-
Simple recipe:-
Cake flour 125g
Baking powder 1/2tsp (make sure you remember to add this !!!)
a pinch of salt
Unsalted butter 25g
Caster sugar 20g
1/2 egg + milk = 70ml liquid
Steps:-
1. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
2. Rub cold butter in the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, keep in the fridge for 30mins.
3. Add in the liquid until just combined (don't overwork). The mixture will be sticky, moist and lumpy. Store in the fridge for another 30mins.
4. Cut the dough and place on baking sheet.Brush the tops with some milk.
5. Bake at pre-heat oven 200c for 15mins.
p/s My kids doesn't like much on Scone, I think I have slim chances to bake this again..

Do enjoy BAKING !!!

26 comments:

Palidor said...

No stones here! They look lovely! So tall and fluffy.

Colin Woon said...

First time scone become stone?! And yet you finished it all!

This new batch of scone definitely looks good!

Nice way to arrange it for the photos.

Sonia said...

Palidor, ya, no stone here, Thanks dear.

Colin, what to do, can not waste mah, luckily I bake only half of the recipe. Thanks, I like the way I arranged this scone too.

ai wei said...

this is great! i love scones! tried to bake once but it was totally a disaster!!! never bake scone since then...

will have a try on this

Anncoo said...

This is yummy and I love your presentation!

~Rachel~ said...

This scone looks great~
Sonia, how many scones you made out with this recipe?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely! Rise nicely and look soft.

Sonia said...

Ai Wei,you should try it out. The important point here is dont over work with each step..

Thanks Anncoo..

Rachel, Thanks, couldn't remember, I think less than 10pcs, about 8pcs kua..

LCOM, Thanks.

Nate-n-Annie said...

Hi Sonia,

try our cream scones recipe. the addition of raisins or other dried fruits makes the scones irreistible to kids!

Aloha,

Nate
House of Annie

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

Thanks for sharing. My children never take scone before, will try to bake for them to taste.

My Asian Kitchen said...

wah!! your are really in baking this days!! must "pai lei chor sifu"!! hahaha!! I never bake scones b4 but have plenty of scones recipe in my baking books! READ here:me lazy:( now looking at your scones make my hands itchy!! hahaha!! look great!

petite nyonya said...

You're so funny..from scones to stones. Glad this time they turned out well. Looks great & taste great but jam, peanut butter or even bacon?!

Sonia said...

Anne, Thank you very much, I definitely will out your recipe and let my kids to try out.

HS Kitchen and Hobby, hopefully they will love it.

My Asian Kitchen, no lar, I'm not sifu yet, out there still many sifu..

Petite, you just inspired me, so I change this post title..

~Christine~Leng said...

scones! one of my fav during my stay overseas ;P hardly eat 'em now. Tried having some in Pavilion but they were not as good. the recipe seems easy :) but I'm no good in baking... sigh... haha ^^

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Nice try Sonia... LOL... next time try Rock Bun lah...hahahaha...just kidding. Yes I agree if our kids don't appreciate the dish we cooked then chances are we will not cook it again !

Sonia said...

Christine, you should try to bake it, very easy..

A Full-timed housefly, you are right.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I enjoy scones but have not made them myself. the light touch is needed as I understand.

Bakeling said...

I noticed that you used unsalted butter but you still need to add a pinch of salt , why ?

Nancymommy said...

我爱上scones是在金马仑高原的smokehouse里的scones...虽然很贵吃啦!但真的另人回味,看起来就像你做的这个哦!

温馨小屋 said...

你做的scone很美啊!
我好久都没有做scone了!

The Little Teochew said...

Your scones look very airy and light, perfect! I am glad you persevered :) What did you eat your scones with? Jam?

Emily said...

My favorite scones are this color and shape! Well done!

Nat said...

Oh Sonia, you're so sweet...! thats such a cute and funny title for this post. You made me smile ! : )

You know what...so many times, I too forget the baking powder !!!! : ) ... but these are really perfect, i love an easy recipe anyday...and these scones look perfect to make a quick treat for my little girl when I am in a hurry... Thank you for sharing : ) ....! ( I must try the soda sponge cakes too... I will be making that maybe tomorrow...I need to find small and cute & pretty paper cups like the one's you used to steam the sponge cakes :)...

Sonia said...

Keats of sunshine girl, you should try to make this.

Bakeling, I dont know, I just followed to the recipe, hehehe..but i found unsalted butter has more milky flavour..

Nancy, I know it is very expensive when you have scone for a afternoon tea in Cameroon Highlands, why dont you try to bake yourself, quite simple steps.

Felvinc, Thanks.

The Little Teochew, I ate with strawberry jam..

Emily, Thank for your lovely words.

Nat, looking forward to see your soda sponge cake..must sure you post it ya.

zurin said...

those scones look to die for !! so high and fluffy. tq for the recipe. Ill make :))

Somewhere in Singapore said...

The colour is very nice...

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