The term “scone” was first used in 1513, and is believed to hail from Scotland, according to the Oxford Dictionary. South Africans have been enjoying scones and a cuppa for more than five centuries. There’s nothing quite like sitting on Granny’s stoep, eagerly awaiting that melt-in-the-mouth scone and home-made jam sensation.
We round up four of our favourite scone recipes:
Scones and jam
You will need
- 220 g self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp castor sugar
- 60g butter, softened
- 1 egg, beaten, and mixed with 280ml milk
For the glaze
1 egg, beaten, and mixed with 1 tbsp water or milk
- Fresh double cream
- All Gold Connoisseur strawberry jam
- Sift the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add the sugar and butter.
- Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Gradually, add the egg and milk mixture to form a dough.
- Gently knead the dough on a lightly-floured work surface until smooth.
- Roll out the dough to about 2cm thick.
- Cut out circles, 5cm in diameter, with a plain or fluted cutter.
- Arrange the scones on baking sheets and brush the tops with the glaze mixture.
- Bake in the oven at 230°C for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Whip the cream until stiff.
- Split the scones and spread with butter, jam and a generous dollop of whipped cream.
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Cheese and jalapeño scones
Craving a savoury snack? These cheese and jalapeño scones will hold you over until dinner time.
These yummy cinnascones will put some oomph into tea time.
We love this delicious recipe, which incorporates a healthy vegetable.