Mini Scones

These scones are a tasty little treat the kids can help you with plus there’s some nice hands on messiness to keep them entertained!  Watch out though – these are very more-ish!

Ingredients

 

350g self raising flour

100g caster sugar

about 180ml buttermilk or natural yoghurt

85g butter

 

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C / 180 deg C for fan ovens

Mix together the sugar and flour

Cut the butter up into small cubes and add to the dry ingredients

And here’s the messy bit!

Let the kids use their hands to rub the butter into the flour and sugar until you’ve got a mixture that looks like breadcrumbs

Add the buttermilk or yoghurt and mix together to form a soft dough (again the kids can use their hands if they want)

(if your dough is too dry, add a little more buttermilk/yoghurt, or if it’s too wet a touch more flour)

Turn out the dough and roll to a  thickness of about 1.5cm

For mini scones use a small cutter (about 4cm diameter) to make about 24 scones

(If you only have a larger cutter use that and add a couple of minutes to the cooking time)

Place on a baking tray and bake in the centre of the oven for about 10 minutes or until the scones are golden on top

 

Taste delicious with butter and jam!

You can add dried fruit to the scones such as raisins/sultanas or dried cranberries.  Just add the dried fruit into the dough and let the kids mix them in

 

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