Jon's Scones

Jon’s Scones

Makes 12-18 scones

Source: Ireland

                                                                                 

Jon was the cook at the Dundrum Data Center where Jim worked while we were living and working in Ireland and he made the best scones each morning for the workers there. He also provided quite a variety of flavors so that each morning it was a treat to see what the flavor of the day was. Jon has graciously provided us with his recipe.

He made rather large quantities so I have cut the recipe down to reflect more reasonable volumes for the home cook. So if you are feeling adventuresome, give these a try and flavor them with any of the suggested additions (that’s the adventure part) or try one of your own.  If you want to make them for a large crowd like Jon did, follow the original recipe as given to us.

1

lb

pastry flour (cream flour)

16

ounces

450

grams

2

oz

margarine

2

ounces

50

grams

cup

sugar

3

ounces

100

grams

1

Tbs

baking powder

 

 

15

ml

 

 

fruit e.g., apple & cinnamon, raisins, grated chocolate, cherries or grated cheese (if using cheese leave the sugar out)

 

 

 

 

milk (about 1 cup)

 

 

 

 

1

 

egg, beaten with a little water (for brushing the tops of the scones)

 

 

sugar (for sprinkling on top of the scones)

 

 

 

 

Preheat oven to 400F [200C]

Mix the flour, margarine, sugar and flavor addition until well blended. Using your hands is probably the best way to accomplish this.
Add milk until its not too wet but not too dry. the dough should be just moist enough to stick together. 
Roll out dough onto a floured work surface, then cut the scones out with a cutter.
Place on a floured tray then brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar (do not use sugar with cheese scones).
Bake for about 35 minutes or until nice and golden.  Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

This should make about 8-12 scones, depending on how large you cut them.

Original Recipe:

Scone mix recipe
2 kg cream flour
8oz stork margarine (1 block)
400g sugar
add fruit e.g., apple & cinnamon, sultanas, grated chocolate, cherries or
grated cheese (if using cheese leave the sugar out)
mix dry
add milk until its not too wet but not too dry then cut the scones out with a
cutter & put on a floured tray then brush with egg wash sprinkle with sugar
in to the oven @ 200 (pretty hot) for about 35 minutes, just keep an eye on them.

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