Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Buttery Scones - plain scones

While out shopping with my sister-in-law the other day we pop into Espresso house (which is kinda of like Coffee Bean, Starbucks) for a light lunch and I had a scone with cream cheese and a cup of tea. That cost me about 15kr for a scone, not including the little tub of cream cheese and around 28kr for a big cup of tea. I don't go to cafes as often as I do in Singapore for the reason that I think they cost a bit much compared to what I can whipped up myself. Thankfully I found this really nice and easy recipe for scones at Anne's blog, the only problem is we seems to be running out of them very fast! I think the cost for making ten of them per batch comes up to be less than 25kr. So, if you like scones and want to make them yourself, this is quite foolproof, but do follow the instructions not to over knead the dough. You can have them simply buttered, or with cream cheese or with hard cheese and ham, like how Johan likes his.

När jag var ut och handlade med min svärsyster åkte vi till Espresso House att ta lätt lunch. Jag bestämde en scone med te och det kostade runt 48kr. Det var för mycket trodde jag, särskilt om jag jämför med hemmagjord bakverk. Jag var glad när jag hittade den här recept från Anne's blog  för att de smacka så gott att finna oss att äta upp de för snabbt!

Buttery Scones from food blog

250 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
60 g butter - cold!
1 egg
120 ml buttermilk (or if you're in Sweden, lätt filmjölk will work well.) (or just milk works too!)

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the butter in small dice, and mix until it's well distributed into the flour mixture. I simply use the tips of my fingers and rub it in like how you will make pastry. 
  2. Beat the egg with the buttermilk in a separate bowl and add to the flour. Mix into a soft dough, but don't overknead it. Flatten to a 2 cm thick rectangle, and cut out scones with a cookie cutter or a glass if you don't happen to have a round cutter.  
  3. Bake at 175°C for about 15-18 minutes. If you decide to eat them over the next few days, bake it just for 15 minutes and before eating it, heat it up for 3 minutes in an oven, nothing taste better than hot scones! scones and tea


  1. Hej Clarissa. Nu har jag hittat din blogg tack vare Facebook. Tack så mycket för den supergoda kakan! Jag och en kompis som kom och hälsade på efter jobbet åt den efter maten tillsammans med en kopp kaffe, mmmmm...



  2. Very nice scone! Exactly the same as what you can buy in an Expresso House. I will try to make the same some day. -Lina