The owner from Seaglimpse in Swanage has been kind enough to share her granny’s recipe for scones, which are offered with their welcome tray.
“This recipe was my granny’s and it is really quick and easy”
1lb of self raising flour
Pinch of salt
4oz of margarine (my granny always used stork and recently I have been using Asda own brand baking margarine ‘best for baking cakes’)
2oz caster sugar
In a bowl rub the margarine into the flour and the salt.
Once it resembles breadcrumbs stir in the sugar.
Add enough milk to form a soft but not sticky dough.
knead for a minute and then flatten out the dough on the work surface( no need to roll) so it’s roughly an inch thick.
Press out 10-11 scones ( usually I press out 6 then bring the dough back together and flatten again.
Brush scones with milk.
Bake in a 200 C oven for about 10-12 minutes and enjoy.
“My children eat them warm as they can’t wait for them to cool down.”
Holidays are a great opportunity to get into baking – starting with something tasty and quick like “Granny’s scones” could lead you to greater things like the Great British Bakeoff!
Thank you again to the owner of Seaglimpse for providing such a lovely recipe.