Bunty's Kitchen: scones!

Bunty's Kitchen: Scones

Hey everyone! This week I decided to bake some scones for my 'Bunty's Kitchen' post. I simply LOVE scones and, if I say so myself, I think I've mastered the recipe! I loved baking these growing up, they always remind me of the days spent running around with sticky jammy fingers and the gorgeous smell of the finished scones filling the house....mmmm delicious! :)

Ingredients: So what you will need to bake these little beauties are: 40g salted butter, 225g self-raising flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons of caster sugar, 1 pinch of salt, 1 free-range egg (organic if poss!)
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 220°c, or gas mark 7. 

Step 2:  Measure out the 225g of flour.

Step 3: Sift the flour into a large bowl, lift the sieve high to get lots of air into the the flour...this will help the scones to rise.

Step 4: Measure out the 40g of butter, rub this into the flour using your fingertips.

Step 5:  Measure out the sugar (you don't really need the scales for this, but they are prettier than a boring spoon for photographing!) 

Step 6: Pour the sugar into the mix and gently stir in.

Step 7: Crack the egg into a separate bowl and whisk it.

Step 8: Add the egg to the mix gradually, stirring as you go.

Step 9: Now, bring the dough together into a ball. You can add some milk if the mix is too dry, or some flour if it seems too wet.

Step 10: Flour a clean working surface and begin rolling the flour out, ideally to a thickness of about 3cm.

Step 11: Using pastry cutters, begin to cut your scones out. Be careful not to twist the cutters though or you will ruin the shape of the scones!

Step 12: Place the cut scones on a floured baking tray. Make sure you give each one a little distance from the next so they don't connect while baking!

Step 13: After baking for 10-15 mins, or until golden brown, turn the scones out onto a cooling rack.

Step 14: Serve the tea, sit down and enjoy! They are simply divine with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam, my favourite tea-time treat!



The Arbour!

Hey everyone! I wanted to introduce you to The Arbour today. This is a beautiful flower and home/garden accessories shop run by my husband's family. The shop specialises in bringing you country-style flowers that look snipped straight out of a cottage garden! Nearly a twenty year old business, The Arbour has flourished into the beautiful, welcoming and homely shop it is today.
What I enjoyed most about working at The Arbour was the quintessentially English style that was continually reinforced by both the shop decor and the choice of flowers. I think there is something so lovely about having fresh flowers in the home and when you walk into The Arbour, it's pretty hard to not indulge in a lovely full bouquet!

In case you can't visit us soon, here's a sneak peek of what The Arbour is all about...

The website and online shop are both currently under refurbishment, but i'll leave you the link to their  Facebook and twitter pages, if you would like to keep up with all their latest news, or if you want to contact them!

Have a lovely day everyone!
Love Bunty
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