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

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