As I’ve mentioned time and time again I love home-baked goods but I just don’t have the time to bake from scratch every week. So once again here’s a recipe I tried using a packet mix – I wanted to know if I could get the same quality whilst saving time.
The packet I used was Paul Hollywood’s luxurious cheese and rosemary scone mix.
You will also need:
- 80g Unsalted Butter
- 1 Medium Egg
- 180ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
- Handful Of Flour
First preheat your oven to 200°C / 392°F, note that for fan ovens you may need to lower the temperature slightly. Then take a baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
Pour the ready-made mixture into a mixing bowl and add your butter – chopping it into small cubes as you drop it in.
Using your fingertips rub the floury mixture and the butter together to create a bread crumb like consistency.
Next crack your egg into a small bowl and whisk with a fork before creating a small well in the middle of your mixture and pouring it in.
Begin to combine this with your hands whilst gradually pouring in the milk.
After a while it should turn into a dough like consistency – once this has been achieved refrain from overworking it.
Dust your rolling surface with a small amount of flower, place your dough on it, dust your rolling pin and then roll out your dough to your preferred thickness. Avoid making them too thin as they won’t rise a huge amount in the oven and scones are supposed to have a reasonable depth to them.
I chose to make star shaped scones to put a bit of a twist on this recipe but it’s up to you what shape you would like. Use a cutter to make sure the scones are consistent in shape and size. Then glaze with a small amount of milk and add some cheese to the top of each one.
Place the scones in the oven for about fifteen minutes, keeping an eye on them as they may take slightly more or less time depending on the thickness of them and the efficiency of your oven.
As you can see mine caught slightly at the edges because they didn’t need the full fifteen minutes but I wasn’t paying attention! It doesn’t matter they still taste just as delicious! Overall I was pretty impressed with this mixture and the results it produced so I’m adding it to my list of easy bakes.