Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea time raisin scones


They say that Tea in England is never complete without warm scones served with Jam and fresh cream. I couldn't agree more for these scones make an ideal tea time snack. I got this recipe from a newly brought recipe book called "Muffins and quick breads". The moment I saw the recipe I wanted to try it. The fact that the recipe was eggless only added to my excitement. 
I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly and easily these scone were ready. It just took me around 30mins to make these from start to finish. A recipe can't get any better can it?


Tea time raisin scones recipe:
Preparation time: 15mins
Baking time: 15mins
Makes- 8 scones

Ingredients:
All purpose flour or maida- 2 cups
Sugar- 2 tbsp
Baking powder- 2 tsp
baking soda- 3/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Zest of one lime
Butter- 5tbsp, cut into chunks
Raisins- 1/2 cup
Milk- 3/4cup
Additional butter and sugar for glazing

Method:

  • In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda and sift once
  • Add sugar, salt, lemon zest and mix
  • Cut in the butter into the flour mixture using two knives until the flour resembles bread crumbs
  • Mix in the raisins and then stir in the milk.
  • Using a fork, gently fold in the wet ingredients into the dry. DO NOT over mix
  • Gather the dough into a ball and knead lightly on a floured surface for 2mins
  • Pat the dough into a disc of 3/4th inch thick and 5-6" in diameter
  • Cut into 8 triangles and place one inch apart on  a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 220C for about 15 mins until the undersides are lightly browned
  • Serve warm with jam

This recipe is my contribution to Aipi and Priya's Tuesday bookmarked recipe event



13 comments :

  1. Love those crisp and triangle scones! Hope to see many more of such wonderful treats from that book.

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  2. That was quick Sanjeeta :) Thanks!! You will definitely see many more recipes from the book :)

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  3. Delicious & delightful scones!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Wow looks crisp and delicious scones.

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  5. Fabulous scones, simply irresistible..

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  6. You got these perfect to the T !
    The pics are FANTASTIC..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

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  7. Wonderfully prepared scones dear. Looks very crispy and very well complimented by tea.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. excellent looking scones! i never made scones .. ever.. let me try this one :)

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  9. Crunchy scones for tea time...

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