Introducing our delicious version of Easy Fluffy Scones that will leave you wanting more. These scones are the epitome of perfection, boasting a delicate and airy texture that simply melts in your mouth. But don’t be fooled by their delicacy, as each bite reveals a tantalizingly crispy shell that provides a satisfying contrast. Whether as a breakfast treat or a delicious afternoon snack, these scones will undoubtedly catapult your taste buds to seventh heaven. Let yourself be enchanted by their irresistibly light and fluffy nature. We promise you won’t be able to resist her charm!
- 350g self-raising flour, plus a little more for dusting
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 85g cold butter, cut into cubes
- 4 tbsp golden powdered sugar
- 150 g cup of natural, full-fat yogurt
- 4 tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk, for glazing
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- Place a baking tray in the oven at 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
- Place the flour, salt and baking powder in a food processor and beat in the butter until it disappears.
- Stir in the sugar, place in a large bowl and make a well in the middle.
- Warm yogurt, milk, and vanilla together in the microwave or in a skillet for 1 minute. It should be hot and may look a little lumpy.
- Place in the bowl and quickly incorporate into the flour mixture using a cutlery knife.
- Once everything is in, stop.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and then, using floured hands, fold it over a few times – just enough to create a smooth dough.
- Press out about 4cm thick, dip a 7cm cutter in more flour, then cut out 4 rounds, flouring the cutter each time.
- Squeeze the rest lightly and then repeat until the dough is used up.
- Brush the surface with egg wash, sprinkle flour over the hot tray and place the scones on top.
- Bake for 12 minutes until the dough has risen and is golden brown.
- It’s best to eat it warm or during the day.
Equipment and tools
The following equipment and tools are required to prepare these light, fluffy scones:
- mixing bowl
- dough cutter or two knives
- baking tray
- parchment paper
- rolling pin
- Basting brush
This recipe for light, fluffy scones contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (butter, yogurt, milk and egg)
- Gluten (self-raising flour)
Please take this into account if you or your guests have allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to save these easy, fluffy scones for later, here are some tips:
- Allow the baked scones to cool completely before storing.
- Place the cooled scones in an airtight container or seal them in freezer bags.
- When freezing, squeeze the air out of the freezer bags to avoid freezer burn.
- The scones can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To reheat the scones, heat them in a low oven for a few minutes to warm them up.
Enjoy these fluffy scones fresh or warmed up as a delicious treat!
Health Benefits of Easy Fluffy Scones
Light, fluffy scones may be a popular teatime treat, but did you know they also offer several health benefits? These scones are made with nutritious ingredients that contribute to a balanced diet and overall well-being. Let’s explore some of the health benefits you can enjoy by enjoying these delicious treats.
1. Good source of carbohydrates
The self-rising flour used in fluffy scones provides a healthy dose of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and support various body functions. Including carbohydrates in your diet can support physical performance and brain function throughout the day.
2. Contains essential nutrients
This recipe contains ingredients like yogurt and milk, which provide important nutrients. Yogurt is a great source of calcium, which is necessary for maintaining strong bones and teeth. Milk provides protein, calcium and vitamins, promotes overall bone health and supports muscle growth and repair.
3. Rich in fiber
The addition of self-raising flour and natural full-fat yogurt provides light, fluffy scones with fiber. Fiber aids digestion, prevents constipation and promotes satiety, which can be helpful in weight control. A high-fiber diet is also associated with a lower risk of several health conditions, including heart disease and certain types of cancer.
4. Versatile with healthy supplements
You have the option to add sultanas or chopped glace cherries to your scone mix. These additives not only enhance the flavor but also provide additional health benefits. Sultanas, for example, contain antioxidants and provide natural sweetness. Cherries are rich in vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall health and well-being.
5. Can be frozen for convenience
If you’re concerned about portion control or want to enjoy these scones at a later date, you’ll be happy to know that slightly fluffy scones can be frozen. This allows you to prepare a batch in advance and have it readily available when needed. Just be sure to package correctly and follow the included freezing instructions to preserve their flavor and texture.
Light, fluffy scones can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. Although they offer several health benefits, keep in mind that portion control is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So treat yourself to these delicious treats, enjoy the flavors while reaping the nutritional benefits they have to offer!