Some of you will have heard the story about how my writing life came about- if you haven’t heard it- then basically, it was all down to a Mars Bar scone.
This week I was lucky enough to be speaking at the Weston Writer’s – ‘How to Be a Writer’ event – and the subject of Mars Bar scones came up.
I rashly promised to share the recipe…so….
8 oz self raising flour
2 oz butter
1 oz caster sugar
Half a teaspoon of baking powder
Quarter pint of milk (semi or full fat)
2 large or 6 mini Mars Bars (chopped into small pieces)
Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl
Rub in the butter
Sprinkle in the diced Mars Bar
Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture
Pour in almost all the milk and stir slowly with a knife, gradually blending in the mixture to form a dough
Sprinkle some flour onto a dry hard surface
Roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is approx half an inch thick.
Use a cutter to cut into scone shaped rounds. (You will have approx 6 scones)
Paint the top with the remaining milk
Cook at Gas mark 8 or 230 degrees for 7-10 mins.
Eat hot with lots of butter! (This is not the time to think about your diet!!)
PS- If you don’t know the Mars Bar scone story…I’ll tell it again very soon!