How To Bake Scones With Self-Raising Flour
A scone is a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened cake made from flour, fat, milk and sometimes added fruit. Self-raising flour is a mixture made up of regular flour, baking powder, and salt. You can make your own by combining 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon fine salt.While it's similar to all-purpose flour, self-raising flour isn't as rich in protein as all-purpose flour. Also like all-purpose flour, self-raising flour is enriched with added nutrition. It also contains salt and baking powder that has been distributed evenly throughout the flour and acts as a leavening agent.
- self-raising flour
- baking powder
- unsalted butter or salted butter so that you really have to check your salt usage.
- vanilla essence or any other preferred flavour
- butter buttermilk
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- Gather all ingredients
- Preheat oven
- Grab a large mixing bowl and sift your self-raising flour, salt, and baking powder using a sifter.
- Using your fingertips fold in the butter until the mixture is crumbly ( like breadcrumbs).This ensures that your baked scones have a finer texture and you do not end up with lumps of flour in the scone.
- In another small mixing bowl, whisk together your egg, sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla essence. Mix well.
- Flour a baking tray and then roll out your dough on a clean surface and cut it using a scone cutter and place the scones on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk another egg and use it to brush the top of each scone.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the scone is light brown on the top and has risen.
- And your scones are ready.
Here are some best substitutes for self-raising flour, including gluten-free options.
- All-Purpose Flour + Leavening Agent. Share on Pinterest. ...
- Whole-Wheat Flour. ...
- Spelt Flour. ...
- Amaranth Flour. ...
- Beans and Bean Flour. ...
- Oat Flour. ...
- Quinoa Flour. ...
- Cricket Flour
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