Scones! Typical English baked goods and mostly they have a lightly sweet taste. They cannot be missed in a high tea, but they are also a popular member of many Christmas brunches. Most people love them with jam/marmalade, cream or lemon curd. We are a big fan of lemon curd, therefore you can find our favorite lemon curd recipe on the bottom of this page!
We know eating those scones it the best option, but they are also super cute as a gift for someone else:)
|Self raising flour||225 gr|
|Butter (in pieces)||40 gr|
|Cranberries (soaked and dried)||60 gr|
|Lemon zest||1 lemon|
|Lemon juice||125 ml (+- 4 lemons)|
Mix in a bowl the self raising flour and salt. Add the butter in pieces to this mixture. Add the sugar and then pour slowly the water and milk into the bowl. keep slowly mixing (with a spoon) until you have a soft dough. As last, add the cranberries. Place some flour on your kitchen counter and knead carefully. When ready, press it on your counter until you have a layer of 2 cm thick. Create small rounds and place them on a oiled baking tray (or use backing paper). When you used all the dough, break an egg and place some egg on the scones. Bake them in the oven for 15 minutes on 200 degrees.
Mix the eggs, sugar and lemon juice and zest together. Put this mixture in a pan with a thick bottom and put it on a low fire. Add 3 small parts of the butter at the same time into the mixture and keep mixing until the butter is melted, keep doing this until all the butter is melted into the mixture. Keep stirring the mixture until it gets thicker. (When it sticks on the bulb side of the spoon it is ready) Sieve the mixture into a heat-resistant bowl and put it in the refrigerator until cooled down.
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