Friday, 5 March 2010

Recipe of the week...

Today the new film version of Alice In Wonderland (directed by Tim Burton) opens in London and here at Devnaa we can't wait to go and see it! Well, maybe not everybody here - I don't think Alice In Wonderland is quite Jay's cup of chai but personally I love all things film and fairy tale, combine those with a mad tea party and in my eyes you can't go wrong!

So, taking inspiration from the Mad Hatter himself today's recipe is for scones, the perfect tea time treat :)

225g Self Raising Flour
a pinch of salt
75g Butter (at room temperature)
40g Golden Caster Sugar
1 Egg
2 tblsp Buttermilk

  • Pre heat your oven to gas mark 7
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour
  • Rub butter and flour together with your finger tips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  • Mix in the sugar
  • Beat the egg and buttermilk together in a measuring jug and add gradually to the flour mixture, combining the two using a palette knife
  • When the milk is all in and the mixture begins to hold together finish the mixing with your hands and shape into a circle
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and roll until 2.5cm thick
  • Use a 5cm round cutter to press out your scones (this recipe should make about 10)
  • Grease a baking sheet and lightly dust it with flour
  • Place the scones onto the baking sheet and brush them with a little more buttermilk
  • Dust with a little more flour
  • Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool on a baking rack and serve warm with plenty of jam and clotted cream :)

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