These fragrant, yeast-free rye buns are designed to brighten up any tea party, as well as breakfast, small snack or private meeting. Although traditionally this English dessert is served at Five O’Clock Tea with clotted cream and jam.
There are a lot of species of scones. They can be sweet, then berries, fruits, dried fruits and honey are added to them, or unsweetened – with cheese and bacon. You can not only cook these English buns very quickly but also pack it beautifully. Scones can be given any shape, size, put in a box, a tin can for sweets or a paper bag, packed with a ribbon, to please loved ones.
That’s why we have put together for you these simple recipes for scones. Well, let’s not waste time and start cooking these soft buns!
Honey Yogurt Scones
Combine 9.9 oz (280 g) of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 3.5 oz or 100 g of sugar in a bowl. Mix well with a whisk so that all the ingredients become a homogeneous mass.
In another small bowl, mix 7.05 oz or 200 g of yogurt (3% fat) and 2.5 oz (70 g) of honey, so that they mix into a homogeneous mass. For an unusual taste, you can take berry, fruit yogurt or muesli. It is the taste of yogurt that the buns will eventually get.
Cut 2.1 oz or 60 g of cold butter into small cubes, try not to touch it with your hands so that it does not start to melt, work with a knife. Prepare both bowls with ingredients and a cutting board with butter.
Transfer cubes of butter to the flour mixture and grind so that the butter and flour turn into fine crumbs. Now pour the mixture of yogurt and honey. Mix well with a whisk. Stir the dough well to make it homogeneous and dense. If the dough seems liquid, sprinkle another handful of flour. It will be a little sticky in its consistency.
Put the dough on a floured surface. Gently roll the rolling pin into a rectangle, putting it with the short side facing you. The thickness will be approximately 0.39 in (1 cm). Fold the rectangle of dough three times. Now rotate the rectangle again with the narrow side toward you and repeat folding again to make it look like an envelope.
Roll the resulting cube again to a thickness of 0.79 in or 2 cm and cut the buns using a special form. The remaining dough can again be rolled into a ball, then make a rectangle and cut with the form again.
Please note that the blanks will be very soft, be careful with them so that they do not lose shape when shifting. Bake them at 410 °F or 210 °C for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. The buns should not be burnt from below.
Dried Fruit Scones
For cooking, following this simple recipe for scones, you will need:
- 150 g of dried fruit (cherries, raisins, raisins, apricots, blueberries, etc.)
- Orange juice
- 5.3 oz (150 g) of cold unsalted butter
- 18.3 oz or 520 g of self-rising flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar
- Sea salt
- 2 large eggs
- 5 tablespoons of milk.
Pour dried fruit or dry berries with orange juice so that the juice covers the fruit. Leave for several hours to swell.
Heat the oven to 392 °F (200 ° C).
Put oil, flour, baking powder, sugar and a medium pinch of sea salt in a bowl. Shuffle – should get a big crumb. Then make a deepening in the dough, add eggs and milk to it. Stir the mixture with a spatula.
Drain the fruits and add them to the dough. If the dough is dry, you can add a little milk. Do not knead the dough thoroughly. Then sprinkle with flour and cover the bowl with the dough with cling film. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle flour onto the work surface. Cut circles using a special form with a diameter of about 6 cm. Put on a baking sheet, turning them over so that they become more magnificent.
Lubricate the scones with a brush with milk or melted butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes, the buns should rise and become golden. Serve with whipped cream, jam or lemon cream.
Chocolate Scones with Dried Cherries
To enjoy the unique chocolate and cherry flavor of buns, follow this simple recipe for scones.
To get started, prepare the ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 chicken egg
- 5.3 oz (150 g) of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 5.3 oz or 150 g of butter
- 3 tablespoons of sour cream 15%
- 4 tablespoons of milk
- Sun-dried cherry
- 11.3 oz (320 g) of flour.
Mix in a bowl flour, sugar, salt, cocoa and baking powder. Take the butter 30 minutes before cooking and cut into cubes. Add butter to the dry mixture and chop with a fork into the crumbs. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, sour cream and milk. Pour the mixture into the crumb, mix it. Cut the dried cherry in half and mix in the dough. You may need some more flour.
Spread the dough on a cutting board sprinkled with flour. Cut across into 2 parts, and then into squares. Cut each square in half to make triangles. Transfer scones to baking paper. Bake the scones in an oven preheated to 200 ° C for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely. You can apply glaze on top by mixing melted butter, powdered sugar, and a little milk.
We hope you enjoy the simple recipes for scones described above and wish you Bon Appétit!