We have been baking lots more together recently and the boys seem to be enjoying themselves. I think it is an important lesson to teach kids to cook, setting them up for later in life. For now though, it just creates amazing memories together.
Scones were on our radar this week, the boys prefer savoury to sweet scones and we had some Bacon that needed to be used so we decided on Cheese and Bacon scones. Absolutely delicious!
100g unsalted butter
Bacon we used 6 rashers
285g Self Raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
145 ml milk - we used whole but coconut milk is delicious in scones too.
50ml Veg oil
1 large free range egg
155g cheddar - you could try mixing cheese
Chives and other herbs are an option too
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, line a suitable oven tray and grease.
Fry the bacon for around 5 minutes, chop once it is cool enough to handle and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, a sprinkle of salt, and the butter. Combine until it resembles breadcrumbs. (I cheat and use a pastry cutter)
In a jug whisk together the milk, oil, and egg then pour into the flour mix and gently mix until you have your dough. Add in the bacon and cheese. Combine so it is evenly spread throughout the dough.
I usually take bits of the dough out the bowl at a time and press out the desired thickness, use a scone cutter but don't twist as you use the cutter or you will end up with the scone twisting in the oven as it bakes. Leave gaps between on the oven tray.
Pop into the preheated oven for around 20 minutes. I use a skewer to check the middle,it comes out clean it's done. You could egg wash the tops before you bake them to get that gorgeous golden brown.