Friday, 2 October 2015

Homemade Cherry Scones

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't necessarily mean you can't have the sweet things we sometimes crave for. In fact, you can indulge but in moderation. I try to teach my kids the importance of healthy lifestyle; now my son refuses things which he knows are unhealthy but that doesn't mean he eats healthy, I mean kids has to be kids. I have reduced the amount of cakes I bake, I have switched to using wholemeal flour when i can; just to help us stay focused and also to reduce the amount of sugar we consume.

Scones are the easiest snack or teatime meal one can make. you can customise them by adding dried fruits or even spices. The first time I tried to make these, they didnt come out very nice because I forgot to put in raising agent. The second time, it was just perfect. I made some and took to a friend, she loved them. So, here is the recipe

All you need

225g self raising flour
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of salt
85g butter (cut into small piece)
1/4 cherries (chopped)
1 egg (lightly beaten)
3 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup nido milk (optional)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
Little nutmeg or cinnamon


Lightly grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 220C.

Sift flour and baking powder into a processor. Add the butter and process until it forms a crumble, then add the sugar.

If you don't have a food processor, simply add the flour, baking powder and butter in a bowl, with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then add the sugar.

Add in the chopped cherries, then add the eggs and the milk. Mix well together to form a soft dough. The scone mixture should feel sticky to the finger.

Transfer to a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of choice, but usually a thickness of 2 cm is fine.

Cut out circles using a round cookie cutter, size doesnt matter really.

Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, brush top with little milk, bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.

Transfer the scones for a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy with cold milk.

1 comment:

  1. Do you remove the yoke from the eggs or mix all together