I have found that making scones with kids is one of the easiest recipes to cook in the kitchen with them. Don’t expect perfect scones meeting CWA standards, but with this very simple recipe the kids can pretty much create the mixture by themselves and with some guidance roll out the dough, shape them and have in them in the oven in 15 minutes.
What I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t require perfection to still turn out okay. The kids are so proud of their work, that by the time they slap a little jam and cream onto them, they think that they taste the best! So if when measuring a cup of flour, it is slightly over or if it looks like they are over working the dough (their hands are lighter than ours), don’t fret, give them some creative space and see how they go.
Basic Scone Recipe
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 15 gms butter
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to a high temperature we cook ours at just below 200 degrees Celsius, but it can vary depending on your oven.
- Place the flour and sugar into a bowl. For the kids I use a large bowl as they tend to find it easier to have a bigger work space.
- Chop up the butter into small pieces. Have the butter out of the fridge a little before hand and that makes it easier for the kids to cut up.
- Add butter to flour and show the kids how to rub it in with their finger tips. Then let them go! The mixture needs to end up looking like breadcrumbs.
- Show the kids how to make a well in the middle of the mixture and then have them pour in about three quarters of the milk.
- Using a table knife, show the kids how to cut the milk through the mixture. Once they have done this to the extent that the milk has been absorbed, I let them use their hands to turn it into a dough. Add some extra milk if the dough is too dry.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface or you can try what I do and use baking paper.
- Have the children need the dough until it becomes smooth.
- Using their hands have them press the dough out until it is about 2cm thick.
- Use a cutter to make the scones. Gently knead the dough into shape again once you have no space to cut further rounds. Makes this dough slightly thicker than 2cm.
- Place them on a lightly greased tray, so the sides of the scones are just touching.
- Brush the tops with some of the extra milk.
- Cook until for about 10 – 15 minutes. To check if they are cooked, once they are evenly browned tap the centre scones on the top with your finger tips. If they sound hollow, then they are ready.
- This recipe makes about 10 scones. Serve with jam and cream and enjoy!
The Family Menu Plan For This Week
Last week I tried to new recipes, the chicken noodle soup was a hit and my clow cooker chicken cassreole was a miss. I am not giving up on the slow cooker chicken dish though. I know what didn’t work well, so will give it another go in a few weeks.
Baking: Choc Chip Muesli Slice
Monday: Pumpkin Soup
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Beef Curry
Wednesday: Left Overs
Thursday: Easy Veggie Pasta (New recipe)
Friday: Fried Rice
Saturday: Marinated Chicken Sticks With Salad
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.sweet treats