Fluffy Yoghurt Scones
Posted by: Elaine Tue, 27 Apr 2004, at 6:24 a.m.
2 cups white all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons golden granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup sultanas (optional)
3/4 cup natural yoghurt
For the glaze
A little of the yoghurt
Golden granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 425
Line a baking sheet with silicone or parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Rub in the butter until
the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (This can be done using the pulse action in
a food processor, or in a mixer.) Turn into a bowl, stir in the sultanas, make a
well and add the liquid, then mix with a knife to a soft non-sticky dough. Turn
it out on to a lightly floured board and knead gently for 30 seconds to smooth
the underside. Roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick and cut it into 10-12 rounds
with a pastry-cutter.
Place the scones on the baking sheet and brush with yoghurt. Scatter with sugar
and bake for 12-15 minutes, until they begin to brown on the top. Cool and then
eat or freeze (up to three months).
Yield: 10 to 12 scones