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Babe_KL
16 Oct 2012

Friday, 3 November 2006

Scones

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I've made these scones using the recipe from Alex Goh's The World of Bread. After hubby's first bite, he asked me whether I've "thau gung kam liew" (in Cantonese literally translated as cut down on work and ingredients)!!! LOL... well indeed I did but not in the way of substituting the ingredients, more like picking the simplest of recipe with ingredients that I've available on hand. So I was indeed guilty!!!

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These scones looked kinda nice but taste wise, they're not good at all! There were simply not rich and buttery enough. Hubby told me next time must remember to use orang putih (Malay for westerners) recipes for orang putih food! Urrghh so pandai (Malay for clever)... asked him to drive up to Cameron Highlands for his fix of scones. I guess you won't want the recipe, right? Haha...

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11 comments:

pablopabla said...

I must say, those are scrumptious looking scones you made!

lanatir said...

u should add lard to the scones... sure fluffy and 'lemak' one

flower said...

Babe, my favourite scone recipe come from a cookbook title - The perfect cookbook by David Herbert. Bought that in MPH. He used lemon and milk in his recipe and it turn out nice, buttery and not hard. Sure jadione....

J said...

... but they look so yummy!

Aiyah... your hubby ah: So clever then ask him to cook it himself lah.

Some people: Only know how to eat and complain....
Haha.
Oh well.... what to do?
It's good to get some honest opinions some times, right?
Then we can improve....

babe_kl said...

pablopabla look only ok

lanatir, orang putih got use lard one arh?? haha you think make hiong pheng meh?

flower, can send me the recipe or not??? oh pls pls pls...! thanks :D

J, look can be deceiving :> hehe

MeiyeN said...

wowwwwwwwwww....... yummy yummy yum yum scones worrrr.... babe, courier me some and i need not to buy it from coffee bean cause looks like da scones u made somehow better than da one @ coffee bean wey...;)

boo_licious said...

babe - it looks good though. Home made scones are still better than outside ones rite. Now I feel like having some with lots of cream and strawberry jam.

SooHK said...

you got the same compact cam as mine, casio Z750, good at food picture..the food looks great..

babe_kl said...

no no no meiyen, this batch not nice at all. next time i try again then i let you know ok

at least no need to travel so far to have some scones, boo_licious. need to find a better recipe first.

yeah soohk, i've been admiring your photos since last year when i got my cam. thanks for coming by

flower said...

As requested, the scone recipe. I normal grate the butter using the normal grater. Easier to mix.

Happy trying!

Scones

3 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp caster sygar
1/2 tsp salt
60g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
(I grated the butter, easier to mix)
1 cup milk
2 tsp lemon juice
1 egg beaten
Milk, extra for brushing.

Preheat the oven to 200 deg.c. Sift the flour & baking powder in a large bowl. Stir in sugar and salt. Add the butter and using fingertips, rub butter into the flour until it resembers fine breadcrumbs.

Mix together the milk and lemon juice - the mixture will curdle slightly. Add the beaten egg and pour into the flour mixture. Mix gentley just until a dough form - donot overwork the dough. Knead very slightly on a slightly floured surface. The dough should be slightly wet and sticky.

Flatten out the dough to a thicken of 3cm and cut out rounds with cookies cutter. Place on a patty tin slightly apart and brush the tops with a little milk. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until risen and golden.

babe_kl said...

**muaks, flower**

thanks so much for the recipe and it seems so simple!!! see if i have time this weekend to try this. many thanks again.