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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Secret Scones

In many ways, home-made scones are the epitome of British Baking. There's nothing quite like a warm scone, fresh from the oven served with some home-made Smug Strawberry Jam, a hefty dollop of clotted cream and a nice cup o' tea. 

Enjoy them straight out of the oven when a friend calls round for a cuppa. Selling the house? Forget brewing coffee, it's so 90's darling... Plate up some of these for an instant welcoming feel. 

Go vintage, go retro - go get your scones on.

So why are they called Secret Scones? 
    Because, shhh....

They're from a packet. 

I'm a firm believer that not everything is best being home-made. Just ask our local take-away for a start. With this Tesco scone mix, you still get the satisfaction of kneading the dough, rolling it out, getting messy with some dusting flour. It's still much cheaper than buying ready made scones (this packet is only 60p). And importantly - they avoid any uncertainty over what they'll taste like. You're guaranteed perfect scones every time.

For variation, you could try cherries, or make them savoury with some grated cheese sprinkled on top. I'm tempted to make my next batch with sultanas and a try of some lemon zest.

See Also: Jam

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