Users' questions

How do I get my scones to rise and be fluffy?

How do I get my scones to rise and be fluffy?

Much like cinnamon rolls, arranging your scones side by side, just touching one another, helps in making the scones rise evenly, and higher. Since the heat causes the scones to rise, if they are placed side by side, the scones will be forced to rise upwards, not outwards.

What is the British equivalent of an American scone?

A Biscuit (U.S.) Is a Scone (U.K.) Both baked goodies use flour, fat, liquid and a leavening agent. The main differences are that scones tend to have less butter (because you’ll add butter to it when you eating it — or else, clotted cream or jam) while American biscuits tend to have more butter and light layers.

Should you add an egg to scones?

You might need a teaspoon or two more of cream as its consistency is thicker than milk. Large Egg – The egg helps bind the ingredients together but also increases the richness and flavour. Unsalted butter – Has to be cold in order to create flaky layers within the scone.

What do Brits put on scones?

What goes on a scone? Scones are most commonly made either plain or with raisins and sultanas. Although they can be enjoyed with any topping, the Brits traditionally enjoy scones as part of a cream, or afternoon, tea. Generally, scones are topped with clotted cream and jam – usually strawberry.

Why are my scones hard?

Overmixing the dough. Overworking the dough will lead to scones that are tough and chewy, rather than light and flaky. The key is to use a light hand and work the dough until it just comes together.

Why don’t my scones rise high?

Why did my scones not rise as high as yours? First, make sure you’re using fresh baking powder, one that has been opened less than 6 months ago. Also, if you knead the dough too much, the scones won’t rise as tall. Adding more flour also prevents the dough from rising as high, so only dust lightly.

Why are American scones so bad?

American scones use much more butter than British scones, and they usually have quite a bit more sugar. The extra butter is what makes them so much more dense. It’s not really a good or bad thing, as British scones pile on plenty of sugar (in the form of preserves/jam) and butter or clotted cream as toppings.

How do I convert plain flour to self raising flour?


  1. Add 2 tsp’s of baking powder to each 150g/6oz of plain flour.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together before you use it to make sure it’s all evenly distributed.
  3. If you are using cocoa powder, buttermilk or yoghurt you can add ¼tsp of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) as well as the baking powder.

Why is clotted cream illegal?

So there you have it: the reason clotted cream at tearooms is not real clotted cream has all to do with Federal regulations prohibiting the use of raw milk, false advertising, and if you are looking for Devonshire cream the lack of cows from Devon living in the United States.

Should scones be wet or dry?

The texture of scone dough should be quite wet and sticky as this loose texture really helps to produce the lightest, fluffiest texture once baked. The drier your dough is, the less ability the dough has to rise in the oven and the denser your scones will be.

Why are my scones flat and hard?

Accidentally using all-purpose (plain) flour in place of self-rising (self-raising) flour or not adding the rising agent to plain flour can cause flat scones. Make sure that your ingredients are fresh. This includes things like yeast, baking soda, and baking powder. If the mixture fizzes, the baking soda is fresh.

What are some recipes to bake scones?

Gas 7 and lightly grease a baking tray.

  • Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  • Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg.
  • Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter and good jam and maybe some clotted cream.
  • Are scones French or English?

    Yes scones are an English tradition but here food writer Julia gives them a French twist with this delicious and easy recipe.

    What are traditional British pastries?

    – Bakewell Tart. Bakewell tart is a traditional English dessert consisting of shortcrust pastry filled with fruit jam and a combination of sugar, eggs, ground almonds, and butter. – Christmas Pudding. – Banoffee Pie. – Flapjack. – Cherries Jubilee. – Sticky Toffee Pudding. – Victoria Sponge. – Eton Mess. – Mince Pie. – Trifle.