Classic Butter Scones on Valentines Morning

Happy Valentines Day! I cannot believe it's mid-February already, this year is going to fly by just as quick as 2016. We started off the day with a treat, one of our favorite things to eat with cream and salmon, Classic butter scones. Pretty weird combination right, well not exactly. You'll be surprised just how well sweet and savoury goes together. I have my grandmother to thank as she was the one who taught me how to bake, the scent that comes with these butter scones in my kitchen truly brings back some great childhood memories. 
What you need:

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 50g diced butter
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  •  ¼ cup honey
  • 170ml milk
  •  ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Whisk the butter into flour then tip into a bowl and stir in salt with bicarbonate of soda and sugar.
  2. Stir in the milk using a fork. Pour it in gradually so dough is not runny, you don't have to use al the milk.
  3. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times to very gently bring together with your hands. Gently pat into a thick ball then cut out hearts with a floured cutter. 
  4. Brush the tops with eggs. Bake on a baking sheet for 12 minutes, until risen and golden.
  5. Scatter icing sugar then serve.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
Nokhuthula xo 
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