Continuing with the wild garlic theme for another week, (I hope you are not bored yet!) I thought you might like my recipe for wild garlic scones, which are wonderful slathered with a little butter and a cup of tea. Scones are ridiculously easy to make and are great to freeze and then reheat when you want to eat one of two. All my family love this delicious snack, and as you can freeze them, are perfect all year round. A taste of spring even in the winter!
Unlike my wild garlic pesto you actually need no more than a handful of wild garlic but will still get the wonderful flavour resonating through the warm scone. If you have more of a sweet tooth then you might want to see my sweetened scone recipe here.
To make and cook these little beauties takes no more than 30 minutes, so are quick to prepare a batch. My girls always love to get involved in the kitchen and making scones is very straightforward so fun activity to do together.
Wild Garlic Scones
Makes around 22 scones
350g self-raising flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
85g softened unsalted butter, cut into cubes
125g mature cheddar cheese, grated
1 handful of wild garlic, washed and finely chopped
1 tsp fennel seeds
175ml milk, gently warmed
1 egg, beaten to glaze
- Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and line a baking tray.
- In a large bowl sieve the flour and then add all the ingredients*, aside from the milk and the final egg to glaze.
- Mix together gently using your hands and slowly add the warmed milk to bind. Add a little more flour if it remains a little sticky.
- Flour your hands and the work surface and move the dough onto the surface. Flatten it with your hands and fold it over a few times. Use a rolling pin to flatten it to a thickness of about 3cm. Use the top of a small glass or a cutter to cut out the scones evenly.
- Place the scones at intervals on the lined baking tray so they do not touch. Brush the tops with the beaten egg.
- Once you have used up all the dough, place in the oven for 11 minutes exactly. Remove from oven and then either leave to cool completely and then freeze or eat immediately with some butter. YUM.
Note: *If the butter cubes are not super soft then add these first with the flour and baking powder and using your finger tips mix with the flour to create a crumbly mixture. Then add all the ingredients.
If freezing, when you want to eat them simply defrost completely then heat in a very low oven for 2/3 minutes to rewarm the scones.