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I do love scones but they are a bread item which does not keep well so if you buy a packet from the shops or baker you need to eat them within a day or they go stale. The other alternative is to make your own scones, I'm sure that making them from scratch is easy but I like to keep a packet of Greens English Scones mix in my cupboard.
The little packet of scone mix costs about 70p from supermarkets so will hardly break the bank. It is incredibly simple to bake your own scones, just add the mix to some water and make a dough which you then roll out, cut into rounds, glaze with a little bit of milk and bung into the oven for 12 minutes.
I like to experiment with the mixture a little bit, my favourite addition is glace cherries, I put them into the mix whole and then crush them down when I roll the dough out which adds a really nice flavour and colour to the scones as well as giving them an interesting texture.
I have found that I usually get slightly more than 8 scones out of a packet. They are delicious warm straight from the oven with a nice crisp outer layer and a nice fluffy and moist interior. The scones turn out perfectly each time which is brilliant. Often packet mixes produce inferior results but the scones I make from this packet mix are amongst the best I have tasted.
What I love about the scone mix is that when I have guests coming round I can whip up a batch of delicious scones with minimal effort and less mess than baking from scratch with only one bowl, a spoon and a rolling pin to wash. I look like a brilliant cook when in reality I have cheated. Serve the scones warm with raspberry jam and some whipped cream and you have a delicious, albeit calorific, treat ready in less than 20 minutes.
Quick and easy to make and taste delicious.