Ingredients for Tender and Flaky Scones
Scones are said to be the quickest and easiest of bread types. When proper ingredients are used and assembled, many scone recipes need just fifteen minutes of time for preparation and just another fifteen minutes for baking them. Scones mix can be done very quickly. They are very similar to the American biscuits.
Scones ingredients are whole meal or white meal or wheat flour, baking soda / baking powder, sugar, milk (whole or light cream or yogurt or buttermilk or heavy cream and so on), butter and even eggs are used sometimes. The dough of the scones can be made with three part of wheat flour and one part liquid, baked on a medium hot oven that a light scone is produced (with brown top and bottom, white sides). The scones interior needs to be soft, white and light in color.
Right type of flour should be used. The flour should be soft with lower proteins in them. Hence good quality pastry flour is used. When the flour has more proteins it can make the scones sticky and chewy. When the gluten is less it results in tender and soft sonces.
The scone ingredients have to be cold as the temperature plays a vital role in making flakey and buttery scones. The butter should be cold that it can be chipped when cut into chunks, the liquid scone ingredients need to be ice cold. Before start cooking, measured water or milk can be frozen for ten minutes and then used. The mixing bowl can also be chilled before mixing the scones ingredients.