Simple Scones for a lazy weekend morning

  20160220-_DSC0098 As you might have already noticed, we love breakfast. Not only because of its obvious beneficial effects (as our nutritionist Anna already explained here), but also because breakfast food is just the best. While during the week we often stick to a muesli+yogurt or porridge routine, we like to get creative during weekends. Nothing to complicated, nothing too fancy, in under 30’ you can whip up something comforting, that puts a smile on a lazy late morning, helps you recover from a long night drinking and dancing, or that boosts your stamina for an energetic active day out of work!

This easy, quick, heartwarming scones recipe is from our friend Julie. Something in between biscuit-like pastry and a quick bread, they pop out of your oven warm and fragrant, ready to be cut in half and to welcome some orange marmalade and, if you feel decadent, a bit of butter. A fruit juice and a coffee on the side, and here you have a perfect Saturday breakfast. Enjoy your week end.


Makes 8 scones-Easy-Prep time: 25’

You will need:

  • 200gr flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 70 ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 45gr butter (cold)
  • optional extras: raisins/chocolate chips/nuts

How to:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C, butter a baking tray and sprinkle it with flour;
  2. combine the flour, the sugar, salt and baking powder;
  3. cut the cold butter in small pieces and add them to the mix. Rub the butter with your fingers through the flour until combined and you obtain a sandy texture;
  4. beat the egg with the milk, and add to the dough. Knead until smooth;
  5. using your hands, flatten the dough to 2 cm and cut out your scones with a rounded cutter or a glass. Press together the remaining dough and repeat the operation;
  6. bake for 10-15’ until golden on the edges;
  7. enjoy straight out of the oven with some butter and orange marmalade.
  8. If you have leftover scones, cut them in half and freeze them so they’ll keep fragrant for your next breakfast!


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