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Classic English Scones - A Complete Tutorial



 
No English Tea Party would be complete without a tray of beautiful Scones.  Is it scone that rhymes with on, or is it scone that rhymes with stone""  Who knows. It sounds mighty delicious no matter which way you say it. If asked what the difference between a scone and a North American baking powder biscuit is, I would have to say first and foremost, it is in the preparation.  I thought it would be fun today to do a tutorial for you on how to prepare and bake the classic English scone.

 
North American baking powder biscuits generally use all vegetable fat, and sometimes cream . . . scones usually use all butter, and sometimes butter and cream.  The two things are not the same thing at all, no matter how similar they might look.  Scones are sweeter as well, which makes them perfect for enjoying with a hot cuppa.  
The first thing you will want to do is to sift your flour baking powder and salt into a bowl  I find that aerating the flour in this way makes for a lighter scone, and sifting it together with the baking powder and salt ensures that all are mixed together evenly.  I do this from about 6 to 8 inches above the bowl, which really helps the air to get in there.  I also always use self raising flour. You can buy it ready made or make your own. I give instructions on how to that on the main page.
 
Once you have done this it is time to add the butter. 
 
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