Fancied a bit of baking today, wanted a yummy no sugar something for breakfasts when I have to be up early for surgery (and don't want to pass out!)
This is a NannyBake recipe...
8oz SR Flour
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp black treacle
3oz raisins (optional)
1 egg made up to a tea-cup full of milk
I realise that last ingredient is a bit airy fairy but you'll see what I mean.
1. Mix all dry ingredients together
2. Add butter and work into breadcrumbs with fingers (or the back of a fork works brilliantly for me)
3. Add treacle and again work into breadcrumbs
4. Add raisins
5. Crack egg into a small tea cup, beat lightly and add a splash of milk. This is NannyBakes recipe - I find it much easier to crack the egg directly into a well in the dry ingredients, mix in with your fork and add small splashes of milk until you hit the right texture. Not too wet - like dough really
6. Remember to be quick! Once you add wet ingredients the raising agents loose their oomph
7. Cut into 5cm rounds and place them on a baking tray
8. Quick into a preheated oven at 200 C for 10-12 mins
Mmm! Not as floofy as ones I usually do, maybe throw some bicarb in next time. They're very light though, unlike shop bought ones (which are usually horrible).
Do you see the enormous one on the back row there? That's our little tradition, the last scone is all the left over bits so it's massive and gooey in the middle - cooks perks!