Cheesy rocket scones for beginner bakers
( MAKES 12 )
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A good scone is a symbol of hearth and home. You will win lots of brownie points with these. This ultra-simple recipe uses fizzy soda and cream to achieve a light-as-air result.
- Preheat oven to 200C fanbake and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne, if using. Mix in chopped rocket and cheese.
- In a separate bowl or jug combine the cream and soda water. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid. Mix with a knife until just combined. If making in a food processor or electric mixer, pulse together flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne, rocket and cheese to combine. Add soda and cream, pulsing 3-4 times until mixture just starts to come together.
- Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and pat into a rough rectangle about 4cm thick. Cut into 12-16 pieces and place on prepared baking tray.
- Bake until scones are puffed and golden and they bounce back when pressed (about 15-18 minutes). Serve warm or at room temperature, split open and spread with a little butter, if desired. If you have any left the next day, they are also good split in half, toasted, spread with butter and topped with sliced tomato and a little salt and pepper.
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