Apr 3, 2009

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
~Salvador Dali.


~1 cup sultanas
~3 cups all purpose flour
~3 and 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
~3 pinches of salt.
~2 tbsp castor sugar
~100g butter (softened, but not melting)
~3/4 cup buttermilk (1/2 cup milk+ 1/4 cup yogurt)

~Soak the sultanas in hot water.
~ Sift the flour, B.P and salt together into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.
~ Rub in the butter. You know it's done when the mixture looks like damp sand.
~ Drain the sultanas. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients.
~Pour the buttermilk and raisins into the cavity. Mix gently. Overmixing can lead to hard and tough scones. It's ok if not all the flour mixes in. Just use your hands to mush the dough as much dough in as possible. But don't work it too much.
~Tumble the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a long log, Cut of wedges of the dough and place on a greased or lined baking sheet.
~Place the batch in an oven that has been preheated to 180'C. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

*To be eaten with jam and whipped cream or butter. :-P

<= Isn't it adorable? I got it at the Jaya 33 flea market for RM8.90! Now I just need to find something to iron it onto... I was thinking maybe a vintage polka dot or striped print?