93.Wholemeal scones - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book


Scones are always best hot from the oven with a little butter.

Makes one large scone loaf or 12 individual scones

1/2 oz / 12 g fresh yeast or 1/2 tablespoon dried yeast +1 teaspoon sugar

3 fl oz / 80 ml sour milk or cream

1/2 pint / 250 ml warm water

1 lb / 400g wholemeal flour

salt to taste

  • Mix the water and milk / cream together, crumble the fresh yeast into the liquid or mix in the dried yeast and sugar. Keep warm until the yeast is working well.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together. Then mix in the molasses and oil.
  • Slowly, mix the flour into the liquid until a uniform dough is formed.
  • Knead for 10 to 15 minutes into a stiff dough.
  • Leave in a warm place for one hour when it should double in bulk.
  • Form the dough into a ball but don't knead again. Place on a greased tray. For individual scones, form the dough into 12 small balls on a greased tray.
  • Cover the dough with an oiled polythene sheet and keep warm until the dough has risen again.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, gas mark 7, 425F, 220C for 45 minutes or until done ( check with a skewer ). Individual scones will not need as long as this. 20 -30 minutes should be sufficient.
  • Turn out of the trays and cool on a wire rack.

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