Monday, 28 July 2008
Although only resulting in a very subtle taste difference, the fresh orange petals look lovely in the scones; serve them with fresh butter and a big pot of tea. This recipe makes 2 dozen small scones.
1lb self-raising flour
4 oz butter
milk to mix - soured or buttermilk if available, plain milk otherwise
1 calendula (pot marigold) flower, petals only
Heat the oven first; the scones need a good fast oven to rise quickly. Slice the butter into the flour, then rub in lightly with finger tips to the crumb stage, then mix in petals. Mix gently with the milk to a softish dough. Divide dough into four, turn out on to a lightly floured surface and roll out, cut into shapes and place on baking sheet. Bake in fast oven for 10 - 12 minutes until risen and golden brown, cool on rack.
Posted by MrsL at 21:59