You know I hadn't tried scones before I moved to London?I didn't even know what scones were.
我知道，这有多可悲？!在我人生的头23年里，我没有享受到烤饼令人愉悦的易碎感。Last week,we organized a small tea party and of course I had to make scones,and of course,我不得不把它们摩洛哥化。
I am not fond of chunky scones so I chose to add just enough ingredients to give them a light perfumed Moroccan-inspired aroma.豆蔻和橙子皮绝对是一尘不染的添加物！!
Orange and cardamom scones
Makes 6 medium scones
- 225 gr self-raising flour,加上灰尘
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 热情的橙色,about 1 tablespoon
- 60 gr unsalted cold butter,cut in 1 cm cubes
- 40 gr caster sugar
- 150 ml milk
•预热烤箱至200 C（390 F）。
• Dust flour over a baking sheet and set aside.
• Transfer the flour,salt,豆蔻，orange zest and butter in a large bowl.
•使用指尖，rub the flour into the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs and we can't feel the butter anymore.Make sure you use your fingertips and not your hand palms as this will warm up the butter and you need to keep it cold in order to obtain the right (crumbly) scone texture.
•加糖，混合原料，在干混合物的中心做一个好的。Add the milk and simultaneously combine the dough using a cutlery knife until the dough comes together.
• Gather the dough with your hands and knead it for 30 to 60 seconds until it is soft and spongy.Don't over knead it as this will make the scones tough.Add a couple of teaspoons of milk if the dough is too dry.
• Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to 2 cm thickness.
• Dip a 6 cm pastry cutter to cut out the scones.在这个阶段，you might have to press the remains of the dough back together in order to cut out another scone. If desired,在烤饼上刷一个打好的鸡蛋，使之有光泽。
• Transfer the scones on the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes,until the scones are nicely risen and golden brown on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.
• Optional cardamom glaze: In a large bowl,mix 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom,3 tablespoons milk (or water) and 50 gr icing sugar until smooth.Glaze the scones once they have reached room temperature.
•在开始配方前，确保黄油很冷，必威特别投注otherwise you won't get the right scone (crumbly) consistency. The technique used to make the scones is calledthe rub in method,了解更多信息 here.