Upon arrival at Edencoille Bed & Breakfast you are met with a treat – homemade scones with tasty jam and fresh cream. They are delicious, fresh out of the Aga and the easiest way for us to say welcome and enjoy your stay. If you were thinking that it was a secret hush hush recipe though, you’d be mistaken. Sharing is caring after all! Below is a step by step guide on how to cook up some of your very own scrumptious homemade scones.
We try to use organic produce wherever possible, here is a list of the ingredients:
Self-raising flour 225g
Milk 150 ml
1 egg from the Edencoille hens
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Pinch of salt
In a large bowl, sift the flour in and then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Then stir in the beaten egg, salt, sugar and milk until you have a doughy substance.
On a large chopping board, sprinkle a little flour and then nead the mixture until you have a soft dough. Flatten the mixture with your hands until you have a thickness of around 2cm, then use a round pastry cutter to cut out as many scones as you can from the dough mixture. Top tip: Use any left-over dough pieces by rolling them together, creating your very last scone, making sure there is no wastage!
Grease a baking dish and then place your scone mixture on it. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk and left over egg mixture. Bake near the top of the oven for around 10 minutes, keeping an eye out for the crisp golden top that we are looking for.
Once cooked, leave the scones for around 10 minutes in order for them to cool. A little crispy on the outside but warm and soft on the inside is what we are aiming for. Serving Suggestions: Summer flavours are our favourite, some clotted cream, strawberries or seasonal fresh fruit in order to truly enjoy the yummy flavours.