Scones by therattle
These are excellent, and always come out delightfully light. Slather with clotted cream and honey or jam. I haven't made them for ages, which is such a shame, because they are easy and delicious.
- 2 cups cake flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup milk (you can apparently use soya if madness overtakes you)
- 1/3 cup oil (vegetable but not olive, and definitely not diesel or crude, or even the temptingly-named light sweet crude)
- 1 egg (chicken, or 3 quail)
- 3 teaspoons sugar
Sift flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
Beat egg milk and oil together.
Add milk mixture to the flour and gently mix through.
Lastly, stir in sugar.
This should create a sticky mass of dough that is impossible to remove from fingers, spoons, bowls etc.
Spray muffin tins with spray and cook or wipe out with oil to stop them sticking. Drop mixture into muffin tins quite full. (I normally make 10 reasonable sized scones using this recipe) Brush the tops with beaten egg.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade/400 degrees Fahrenheit or your gas equivalent.
Bake for approx 10-15 mins or until they are lightly golden brown - usually closer to 15 than 10.