Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Golden goodness

One good thing about being the cook in the family is that you get to eat what you like :-)

Under the guise of "feeding the hungry kids" after school I sometimes make these golden syrup scones based on a Donna Hay recipe. They're quick and simple to make, there's no rubbing in of butter or anything fiddly like that, no fancy kitchen appliance is necessary (so the clean-up is minimal) and they always turn out light and fluffy.

Plus, any excuse for golden syrup is a good one, I say!

Golden syrup scones

2 cups self raising flour
2 tblsp caster sugar
2 tblsp golden syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
extra golden syrup

Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the flour and sugar into a bowl and mix a little with a bread and butter knife. Make a well in the centre and add the golden syrup, milk and cream. Mix lightly and quickly with your knife until just combined.

Place on a lightly floured bench and press out until about 3cm high. Using a scone cutter cut out scones and place on a baking tray that has baking paper on it and allow them to just touch each other.

Bake for about 20 minutes until tops start to brown. Take out of oven and generously coat with extra golden syrup.

Serve plain or with cream and extra (more!) golden syrup.

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