A couple of weeks ago I had come home from work, walked the dog and had an urge to bake. As I often do. My son had been off school with a stinking cold but this did not curb his appetite. He was really hungry and asked if I had any biscuits. I didn’t. I don’t buy them because no sooner than they are taken out of the carrier bag they are in my mouth and straight on my hips. Or if I make them they don’t last long either.
As I had lots of jobs to do I wanted to make something that would be quick and easy to prepare as well as taking a short time to bake. Scones always fit the bill for me and as I was feeling tired and sluggish myself, a scone with a cuppa would hit the spot!
Once again I thought I’d try a recipe from the latest Great British Bake Off book” The Great British Bake Off Everyday”. I had noticed a few scone recipes in the book and knew this would appeal to my chocolate loving son. These scones also had the extra addition of marmalade in them which sounded lovely.
Here’s how they were made:
Self raising flour, salt and sugar are sifted into a mixing bowl.
Small cubes of cold butter are added to the bowl.
The mixture is rubbed together to form breadcrumbs.
Some buttermilk and an egg are mixed together.
The egg mixture, chocolate chips and marmalade are added to the mixture.
The mixture is formed together with a pallette knife.
The ball of dough is flattened slightly and rolled out to about 3cm deep.
The scones are cut out with a plain cutter. This was meant to be a 6cm diameter one. I ended up with an 8cm one so I only got 6 scones out of an 8 scone recipe!
Split open and warm straight from the oven. The scones tasted fab spread with butter and more tangy marmalade.
The scones made a yummy alternative to fruit ones and were a great hit with all my family. I will definitely make them again. I didn’t tell my son there was marmalade in the scones itself as I can imagine he would not eat it. He did eat them with butter though.
Love Sam xx