Cooking With Zara - Scones!

February 16, 2017

Hello all! 
Today I'm starting the first ever "Cooking With Zara" blog section, and the first thing I'll be writing about is Home made Scones!
As a British woman, scones have been a big part of my diet for some years now and I absolutely love them! The other day me and mother got our hands all floury making them and I'm ready to share with you the recipe behind it!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 400g Self Raising Flour
  • 200g Margarine
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 2/3 Handfuls of raisins, sultanas, cherries, mixed fruit or nuts
  • A small jug of cold water
  • A greased baking tray
Once you've got your ingredients weighed out and sorted here's what you have to do:
  • Preheat your oven to around 150-180℉
  • Put your flour, raisins, sugar and your margarine into a big mixing bowl and gently rub it together with your fingertips. Make sure you use JUST your fingertips for this as its more delicate and precise.
  • Once all the mixture resembles a breadcrumb type texture make a well in the middle.
  • Slowly add a small amount of the water, you can always add more later if needed.
  • Gently use your hands to scoop the mixture around the bowl until the mixture resembles a nice ball. Add water if you need more to bind the mixture but be careful, too much could make it too sloppy and you wont have the structure for your scones. No flour should be left on its own, it should all be in the ball.
  • Once you've done this grab a handful and roll it into a fairly even ball shape, continue with this until all your mixture is used up.
  • Put your balls of mixture into the baking tray
Almost done!

  • They are now ready to go into the oven and should take 30-35 minutes.
  • Check on your mixture every so often making sure they are turning a nice golden brown colour.
  • Once they are done remove the baking tray from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool down. If you don't have a cooling wrack place them on a large chopping board somewhere cool.
  • When they are cool enough to eat - enjoy!
  • You can serve them with jam, cream, butter, chocolate spread or even golden syrup! Best served with a cup of tea and eaten warm :)



  • Here is what me and my mother made a few days ago

    I ate these with strawberry jam, absolutely lovely!
    Don't those look delicious? If you try my recipe let me know how it goes! xoxo
    itsallzara

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