13 November 2010

Eggless Scones

Many scone recipes call for an egg, and that usually means a large batch of scones. Plus, it makes the dough kinda gooey. So I experimented with a batch, omitting the egg and upping the amount of milk till I got the consistency required. And it works! Taste wise, just as good :)

Recipe for about 10 mini scones or 6 regular scones:
35g butter, very cold
110g cake flour (or 90g flour + 20g cornflour)
20-30g sugar (according to preference)
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
about 50ml milk

Making the scones:
1 - Throw all ingredients except milk into a food processor and blitz till it resembles coarse bread crumbs. Alternatively, cut butter into dry ingredients manually with a pastry blender or two knives.

2 - Add milk and mix till dough just comes together.

3 - Knead gently a few times. If dough is not firm enough, press into a disc and chill for a while.

4 - Flatten or roll out the dough till about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into shape using a knife or cookie cutter.

5 - Place on a lightly greased baking tray and brush the tops with milk or eggwash.

6 - Bake at 190*C for 10-12 min till the tops are golden brown.

7 - Best served warm with jam or cream.

These scones can be frozen for up to a month. Just warm them up in the oven/toaster or microwave before serving and they'll taste just as good.

For a more indulgent treat, add raisins or cranberries, chocolate, nuts, whatever you fancy.

For savoury scones (or biscuits), use just a touch of sugar and add a little more salt. Savoury scones go very well with clam chowder ;)


WendyinKK said...

They look pretty light to me,
I'd love to have some for tea :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

looks really delicious!

NEL, the batter baker said...

Wendy & Jess,
Thanks for stopping by. These go great with Gryphon Straits Chai plus condensed milk. It's a wonderful combo :) Having some now. Wish you two could join me...

Passionate About Baking said...

Wow! This looks good. Plain, simple and goes well with jams! Yours rose so high!

NEL, the batter baker said...

Hi Jane,
Scones with jam are the best!! I'll have to try your wholemeal version one day. Looks so wholesome. I might use cranberries instead of raisins though. Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...

Oh yes, Wholemeal made you feel healthier! I don't have cranberries that time, but I've just bought some. I'm going to use yours, then add Wholemeal and cranberries, it'll be awesome! :)

Coraine said...

Hi Hi! Nice scones! =)
I'm gonna make it real soon~ Bookmarked!

Coraine @ Life is Like a Long Journey

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