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Matcha Scones (抹茶司康)

I used to be a biscuits lover when I was a little girl. My parents sent me to boarding school when I was 9-year old, due to a change of their work. And every month when I came back home, I would go “snack shopping” and stored up loads of kinds of biscuits before leaving for school again.

 

When grew up a bit, I learned that biscuit is consider unhealthy. So my rationality beat my desire, and I kinda quitted eating biscuits.

 

Then something unexpected happened. Scones came into my world!

 

During the second year of my high school, a bakery shop opened next to my building. At that time, it was one of the first, and best, western pastry shop in my district. And there I found for the first time scones! I like scone because it is a pastry in between biscuit and cake: it is in a shape of a little cake, but it is not too spongy nor with lot of cream (which I prefer); it tastes like a biscuit, yet it is not so dry. Even though I have always chosen salty over sweet, from time to time I would like one or two scones for breakfast!

 

As it tastes good, it is also very easy to prepare. Without using any cooking equipment, you can bake delicious scones at home!

matcha scone


Ingredients:

Dry:

  • All purpose flour 250g
  • Butter 80g
  • Sugar 20g (I usually a bit less)
  • Baking powder 3tsp
  • Pinch of salt
  • Matcha powder 5-8g (optional)

 

Wet:

  • Egg x 1
  • Milk 80ml

 

Preparation:

  1. Combine and sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Crumble the butter with your fingers, and rub them into the flour. Make sure it mixed well with the flour and no chunky butter is left.
    homemade scones with matchahomemade scones with matcha
  3. Add in sugar and matcha powder. Mix well.
  4. Add in the egg, and mix everything together.
  5. Gradually add in milk until it forms a wet dough (to the point that it is wet enough to hold all dry ingredients together).
  6. Flatten the dough into 1 – 1.5cm height without rubbing it too much. Cut out scones using a cookie cutter
    homemade scones with matcha
  7. Put into pre-heated oven of 180C, bake for 15 minutes.

 

It is a good option for afternoon tea (in my case over a cup of matcha tea🍵), breakfast, or even dessert. Try at home, and see if it makes your memory.

homemade scones with matchahomemade scones with matcha

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