Friday, 13 September 2013

Old-Fashioned English Homemade Scones

I had an operation on my left foot on Monday
Apparently it was a "leg corn"
I wouldn't want to elaborate on it, as it may spoil your appetite (note that most of my post are regarding food here)
I am unavailable to walk nor run for more than a week
being an avid jogger, this has leave quite a big impact on me
It sounds exaggerating, but honestly, I've been feeling rather depressed and down lately
I feel like I'm being left out from the world
I can't participate in all the activities that I've been really looking forward to (Photo Outing etc.)
and I couldn't get my daily supply of endorphins via exercising
And worse, I have to cut down my daily calorie/food intake due to my new sedentary lifestyle now
Of  course this is only temporary, but sometimes I just can't help it to feel a little upset =(

And today, I'm forced to stay home again because I accidentally strained my wound yesterday at college. Most probably due to exessive walking as there is a fire drill and my classroom was located at the highest floor
So to cheer myself up, I decided to make some SCONES

The scent of fresh-baked scones surely did cheer me up =)

Scones, a traditional English tea time snack, that is best served warm with a dollop of fresh cream and jam

 And you only need a few basic ingredients and it is really easy to make!

Here is the recipe I've used.
 Old-Fashioned English Scones
- 220g All-purpose Flour
- 1 tbs Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt (Omit this if using salted butter)
- 65g Cold Unsalted Butter, diced into small cubes
- 1 egg, beaten
- 5 tbsp Milk
- Egg yolk for glazing

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add in diced butter and work till the flour resembles bread crumbs. You may also use a food processor for this step.
2. Make a well in the middle, and add in milk and beaten egg. Mix until incorporated (DO NOT OVERMIX!)
3. Turn the dough out on floured surface and knead until dough come together (DO NOT OVERKNEAD! If you overknead the scones will turn out smooth, bread-like texture)
4. Roll the dough into a inch thick and cut out using a circle cookie cutter. You may also use the edge of a cup.
5. Glaze the top of your scones with eggs
6. Bake at 220c for about 10 minutes
7. Enjoy your scones! Best eaten warm with fresh cream and jam =)

For storage, keep your scones in an air tight container. Although it is best eaten fresh. Warm it up for about 5 minutes in the oven before serving.

Anyways, a BIG THANK YOU to all my friends who had assisted me in college yesterday
And also my dear friends who had entertained me when I was bed-ridden the first few days
Well, it really do suck, being immobil
But at the same time, I am being treated like a royalty at home =pp
Mum delivers my meal every day to my room, and buy my favourite food for lunch
Have some scones! =b
I'll be back with more food hunting post as it is KL FOODIE WEEK! =D
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