Monday, 10 May 2010

྿ savouries for a change

sometimes it's really nice to make something a little different:
I had a party recently and these went down a treat!
the recipe has been tweaked and adapted by me
from a basic scone dough:
the fresh ingredients give subtle flavour:

indian scones
you will need ....
250g self raising flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
125g butter *cold and cubed*
1 tablespoon garam masala
a big handful of chopped fresh coriander
2 teaspoons of grated ginger
1 large egg ~ beaten
4 tablespoons buttermilk
*you can use 2 tbsps milk mixed with 2 tbsps plain yoghurt if you don't have buttermilk*
1 tablespoon milk for brushing
some mustard seeds or cumin seeds
preheat your oven to 200°c/180°fan/ gas 6:
line some baking trays with greaseproof paper:
now sieve the flour, baking powder and garam masala into a large bowl:
add the cubed butter, a pinch of salt and rub into the flour
until it looks rubbly:
add the fresh ginger, coriander and stir:
now add the egg, buttermilk and make into a dough:
carefully roll out onto a floured surface, to about 2cm thick:
then using a cutter *I used a 4cm* cut out your scones:
brush each one with a little milk and sprinkle on the mustard/cumin seeds:
bake for 10 ~ 15 minutes until golden and risen:
eat with onion or mango chutney:
best eaten within two days:

1 comment:

  1. ZOMG, I've died and gone to heaven. Oh, and onion chutney. Too, too much. Can you send me some in a jiffy bag? They sound wayhay to complicated for me to attempt :(


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