Roz Crowley

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Quick Blender Scones

 

These are easy and good to make in a machine which will keep it lighter than when kneaded by hand.

100g of the white flour can be replaced by 100g of coarse brown flour to a nutty, brown, version. I find that more brown flour results in a heavy scone.

500g plain white flour

3 teasp baking powder

125g butter

Half teasp salt or 1 teasp sugar (for sweet version)

250ml milk

 Preheat oven to 230c, 450f, gas 8.

Line a baking tray with parchment or a silicone sheet.

 

Cut the butter into 2cm pieces. Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until they all come together in a ball. This is the time to add fruit if you fancy it, pulsing just once or twice so the fruit doesn’t get broken up. Dried cranberries make an interesting change and I often add seeds and nuts such as crushed hazlenuts. I go mad occasionally and add some chopped dark chocolate. For a savoury version, grated Parmesan is delicious, and some chopped bacon or smoked salmon is a good way to use up leftovers. Turn onto a floured surface and knead gently if the butter is not evenly distributed. It’s ok if it’s a bit streaky. The less it is worked, the lighter the result will be.

Flatten gently with a rolling pin or your hands until about 2cm thick.

Cut into rounds, squares or triangles. Brush with a little milk or for a richer colour, some beaten egg.

Sprinkle grated cheese on top for the savoury version.

Place in the hot oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. They should rise and be golden and appetising.

 

If you don’t have a wire tray, turn them over to cool.

 

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One comment on “Quick Blender Scones

  1. David
    April 3, 2014

    I will have to give these a try, Roz – my grandmothers recipe (passed down from my grandfather’s family in Cornwall) is pretty dear to my heart! But these sounds so easy – I hope she isn’t looking…

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