Sunday, 19 August 2012

A sunny Sunday Teatime treat

Good Sunny Sunday morning all!

Here is a little recipe for you! it's such a hot day but these are super quick to make and bake "12 minutes to make...12minutes to Bake" My Mum always says this when making Scones! they are very yummy and would make a nice teatime treat.
there is also no egg in this recipe which is good for people with intolerance

Banana Buttermilk scones with salted Honey Butter
(the butter by the way is also delish on crumpets and hot toast)

450g Self Raising Flour (plus extra for dusting)
100g salted butter (cold diced)
85g caster sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
250ml Buttermilk
1 large ripe banana (plus extra chopped banana to serve)
splash of milk to brush on before baking

for the salted honey butter
75g good quality salted butter
2 tablespoons of lovely runny honey

2 baking sheets, lightly dusted with flour

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C
  • make the honey butter by simply creaming the two ingredients together, pop in a ramekin and stick it in the fridge will you make the scones
  • rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • add the sugar and Cinnamon and mix through
  • now in a shallow dish mash the banana and then mix with the buttermilk
  • pour this onto the dry ingredients and using a metal table knife cut through the mixture until it just comes together to form a dough
  • finally bring it together gently by hand (DO NOT KNEAD IT)
  • tip out the dough onto lightly dusted work top
  • roll out gently to about 3-4cm thick
  • cut out the scones, as many as possible from the first roll
  • you can gently reform the dough and cut out more until you have used it all N.B. try to handle the dough as little as possible to keep the scones lovely and light
  • pop them on the tray and lightly brush with a little milk
  • bake for around 12mins until risen and golden
  • remove and cool on a rack (but be sure to eat some warm before they cool!
  • these are served best with the honey butter and chopped banana

I hope you try and enjoy these lovely little scones!
Have a lovely day

C & SJ

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. I've been baking scones this morning also but mine are skinny cinnamon scones haha! Will certainly give this a go.

    Thanks for sharing :O)