Scones are easy to make and only require ingredients that you can easily find in the market. The recipe to whip up a soft scone include mixing the dry and wet ingredients with a nice flavour, usually vanilla. Extras like dry fruits can be added as well.

To bake soft scones such as these, all you need is a soft wheat flour, baking powder as a leavening agent and other ingredients as listed below, plus a baking sheet. Only a professional baker understands that a soft wheat flour is best for making crumbly and soft scones, cookies, cakes and pastries.

While some bakers may prefer oatmeal,  the flowing is the  ingredient for Scones:

Ingredients for soft Scone

1. 1 kg soft or cake flour

2. 180 grams butter

3. 30 grams baking powder

4. 180 grams castor sugar

5. 5 eggs, whisked

6. 300 ml of liquid  milk

7. 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence

7. A pinch of salt (1/4 teaspoon)

See Also: Ice Cream – Recipe, Homemade, Procedure

Scones Recipe

In a clean dry bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients: that is, milk, whisked eggs and vanilla essence.

Mix both the wet and dry ingredients nicely with your hands to form a soft dough.

Preheat the oven to 185°C – 240°C. Grease a 22cm (base) round baking pan with butter and lightly dust with flour.

Cut the dough into any size ranging from mini to large and allow to rest for 30 to 40 minutes then bake them for 10 minutes. 

Unlike the cake, pancake, and other types of sweet pastries, the scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash. It is also usually served with cream tea and jam.

Originally, scones are flat and circular in shape, but it can also be cut in triangular sections for serving purposes. Before the oven became the norm, scones are baked on griddles.

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