This basic scone recipe which is very low in lactose was given to me by an older lady I work with. She bakes them every Sunday for her family after church.
Basic Scone Recipe
Pre heat oven to 200C
Temperature needed may vary from oven to oven, but the oven needs to be hot!
2 cups of SR Flour3 (good) teaspoons of Meadow Lea margarine
1 egg beaten in a cup
A little less than 1 cup lactose free milk
Add the margarine to the flour in a bowl.
Rub the margarine through the flour with your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.Add the egg and milk mix, stir through flour very lightly with a fork until well mixed.
Turn mixture out onto a floured surface and gently shape into a nice fat round shape approximately 5 centimetres thick - this is the secret to getting those nice big scones.
Using a scone cutter cut out shapes and place on a floured baking tray (I use baking paper to cover the tray).
Bake on top or middle shelf for 10 minutes or until golden in colour.
Serve with a choice of margarine & jam.
VARIATIONS¾ cup of chopped dates.
¾ cup grated soy cheese – to make cheese scones extra spicy, add paprika, cayenne pepper, chilli flakes etc
½ cup mixed fruit
½ cup chopped dry figs
Add anything you fancy to the basic recipe – use your imagination.
Best eaten with tea and shared with good friends J