Homemade Salt & Pepper Scones | Recipe

Friday, 12 August 2016

So, there I was spending a peaceful day at home, and was suddenly overcome with a need to bake something! I had originally wanted to bake some bread, as I think nothing smells or tastes better than freshly baked bread; but unfortunately didn't have the correct ingredients, so I settled for the next best thing: scones!


 I'm always up for diverting the usual course of action, so I decided to alter the recipe by adding some salt and pepper to give it a savory twist! Here is what you'll need!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 50g cold butter, cut into pieces
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 120ml milk
  • 25g caster sugar

METHOD

  1. Measure out the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs!
  2.  Stir in the sugar! I used ordinary sugar, but casting sugar works best for this recipe.
  3. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C, gas mark 7. Grease a baking tray with butter or use non-stick baking parchment.
  4. Now add the milk to the mixture and stir everything together. Knead the mixture together with your hands until you have formed a stiff dough. If the mixture is too sticky, add a little dusting of flour to get the dough to a thicker consistency. Now add the salt and pepper! Add as much as you wish, but I recommend a pinch or two of each of the ingredients.
  5. Gently roll out the dough until it is 2 cms thick. Cut out shapes with biscuit cutters dipped in flour so the mixture doesn't stick.
  6. Place the scones on a baking tray, brush them with a dash of milk (this is what gives them that nice golden colour on top!) and cook them for 12-15 minutes. Then leave them on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.


How did ours turn out? Let me know in the comments below if you used this recipe! I really love the subtle hint of salt and pepper in these scones, which really do add a little twist into a classic recipe! You can add sultanas, chocolate chips, almonds, anything to make scones even more interesting! Let me know your deviations in the comments! Happy baking!

Love, K :)

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