In honour of chatting scones at the Crediton Literary Festival today, I’m re-sharing my Mars Bar scones recipe.
Believe me – you HAVE to try them.
(If you don’t have Mars Bars- try Maltesers, or a chocolate bar of your choice. Orange choc is very good!)
You will need…
350g self-raising flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3 level tbsp sugar (preferably caster)
175ml milk (warmed in microwave for 25 seconds)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
5 or 6 mini Mars Bars – sliced thinly or cubed
Baking tray- lightly floured.
Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
Add the self raising flour salt and baking powder into a bowl
Cut the butter into cubes and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingers until it looks like crumbs
Add in the caster sugar and mix.
Add 1 tsp vanilla extract
Add the Mars Bar pieces
Make a well in the dry mix with a blunt knife. Dribble in the milk, stirring with the knife until you have a dough – save a tiny bit of the milk to paint over the scones at the end., (The mix will seem sticky- dust with flour to ease kneading)
Flour your kitchen surface and place mix over flour. Knead and fold mix in your hands until it smooths out a fraction.
Using your hands (not a rolling pin) push the dough, so it is three to four centimetres thick.
Use a cutter or the top of a mug to make individual scones. (You’ll get 5-7 scones depending on size of cutter)
Brush the tops with the remaining milk and place on the tray.
Bake for 10 mins – eat immediately with butter!
Oh- and then do heaps of exercise to work the calories off! A recommend a lovely long walk.