I made some Scones recently. It is quite a long time ago when I made them last. And while making them, I really asked myself why I have waited so long because I once again realized how good does it feel to prepare them. There is one part which I like most and this is when you have to add the cold butter into the flour and carve up all together. Oooh I could do that the whole day as this is such a relaxing step and I really feel satisfied in this moment…

I came into contact with Scones last year when I visited one of my sisters who is living in Singapore. Even if I knew what Scones are I have never tried it myself.
My sister made them together with other food we brought along to a picnic in the park. It wasn’t just a common picnic, the park where we had it was rebuilt into an open air theater, playing MacBeth from Shakespeare. I struggled with some parts in the play sometimes, I mean it’s Shakespeare, and therefore definitely not easy for me. But hey, let’s keep that between you and me, I honestly think that 80 percent of the visitors didn’t understand it either… πŸ˜€

However, we enjoyed our picnic below the starry sky, it was such a wonderful evening in a very nice atmosphere and we had quite a lot of fun. But the best part of this evening were the Scones. After I tried one I only saw Scones. Scones here, Scones there, Scones up and down and everywhere in my mind.. πŸ˜€ I was so lucky the next day when I saw that there were still some left in the kitchen…
Yes, that’s the story of how I met your mot.. erm Scones. πŸ˜‰

In the meantime I have made them almost on a regular basis and always with different tastes. Sometimes with sweet, salty or very ‘healthy’ ingredients. I love doing them because there are so much varieties to be made. Nevertheless, I like the pure ones most, but if something needs to be added then I prefer only a bit of lemon or lime zest.

Lovely Sis, thank you for getting me finally touched with them! πŸ˜‰

Basic Scones Recipe adapted from ‘A piece of cake’ by Leila Lindholm (lemon zest included):

preheat oven to 250 degrees Celsius

450g spelt flour,
pinch of salt,
1 1/2 tsp baking powder,
40g light brown sugar,
mix all together

125g cold butter cut into small pieces,
zest of 2 lemons,
add to the flour mixture and levigate with your hands until crumbly

1 egg,
200ml milk,
stir together, then mix into the dry ingredients and knead the dough on a floured surface to a round flat cake shape with approx. 3cm height, cut into triangular pieces and put it onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes until golden

One thought on “satisfied moments…

  1. They look very yummie!!

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