Homemade scones for your chocolate tea party
I absolutely wanted scones for the Mother-Daughter Tea Pary (second in the tea party series.) So I took to the web to find a great recipe (from All Recipes) but I also had some insider baking intel! I'm going to share the recipe first and then I'm going to add my "baker secrets revealed" tips for the most amazing scones.
Basic Scone recipe from All Recipes
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
- Step 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Step 2In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
- Step 3 Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Step 4 Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
Baker's secrets revealed:
You do not want to over mix your batter because it will get tough and your scones will in turn be chewy instead of fluffy! When mixing use the "cutting in method" You can go to my video here to watch if you aren't familiar with it.
Copy and past into your web browser to watch video https://vimeo.com/587189619/7803c500ce
Preheat your baking sheet before putting formed dough on it. Do not over flour the surface you will be rolling the mixture on. It will disrupt the ingredient ratio.