Freshly Baked Scones for Sunday Brunch
A mouthful of decadence…
The slightly cooler weather this morning was just perfect for a mid-morning coffee with these lovely decadent, light and fluffy scones. The secret to the light and fluffy texture is that these scones are made fresh cream and sparkling water.
I’ve always been an avid baker, but my hubby says I don’t bake often enough anymore. Maybe because life had become too fast and demanding? However, since Covid, life has slowed down in many aspects and we find ourselves spending a lot more time at home. So I’m baking more often now, much to my hubby’s delight This morning he was about to make some toast for brekkie, when I told him that I was just about to bake some scones.
The beauty of these scones is that they are so quick to whip up and bake. In a half-hour, you can have fresh, scrumptious scones ready to serve. They are versatile as well, so if you’re in the mood for a bit of sweetness, then the best is a dollop of fresh cream with your favourite jam, or if you prefer savoury, then some finely grated cheddar cheese is an ideal topping.
We enjoyed ours with fresh cream and jam and a freshly brewed – bean to cup coffee!
I had mine with a lovely black cherry and pink champagne jam that I’d bought last year at the Cheese Gourmet in Linden. My hubby is not adventurous at all when it comes to jams, so he stuck to what he knows – apricot jam. We both enjoyed our scones immensely, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as we did!
- 4 Cups Cake Wheat Flour
- 4 Tsp (20ml) Baking Powder
- 150 ml Granulated Sugar
- 300 ml Fresh Cream
- 250 ml Sparkling Water
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius
- Add cake flour, baking powder and sugar to a mixing bowl and make well in centre.
- Add cream and sparkling water
- Mix to combine, forming a soft dough
- On a lightly floured surface, press dough out with your fingers to about 2 cm thick.
- Cut out with scone cutter (or use an upside down glass if you don't have a scone cutter.)
- Place scones onto a baking tray and brush with milk.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Serve with fresh cream and jam or grated cheddar cheese. Enjoy!!
I like smaller more petite scones, so I use a smaller cutter. *Tip - to get the perfectly rounded shape, just shape the scone in a round between your index finger and thumb.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
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