Here are some interesting thoughts about food. I am fond of homemade toothsome food, but I don’t like when it takes a lot of time to make it. Especially now, when I have a baby. In the matter of this I have some simple breakfast/lunch ideas which I just change every time by adding some new fruits or vegetables or chocolate!
One of those ideas is Scones. Simple. No a lot of products needed. And sure a timesaver!
As I wrote scones are a kind of English quick bread. You can make them sweet like traditional ones or try savoury. I like to use my simple scone recipe and improvise. Yesterday I made scones with sweet pears and cashews which I think suit to each other very well!
Pear & Cashew Sweet Scones
(6 big triangle scones) SCONE DOUGH: 220 g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 65 g granulated sugar 50 g cold butter 130 ml whole milk 1/2 cup peeled and cut pears (1 whole medium pear) GLAZING: 1 egg yolk 2 tbsp milk 1/4 cup crushed cashews
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Sift the flour onto the working surface, add baking powder and sugar. Rub butter into the crumbs quickly. Add milk, than add cut pears gradually and knead the dough adding some flour if needed.
On a floured surface roll the dough into a 1.5-2 cm thick circle. Cut it into 6 triangles. Of course you can cut the dough into squares or circles as you want.
Place the scones onto floured baking tray. Beat egg yolk with milk. Grease scones and sprinkle with cashews.
Bake the scones for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold with clotted cream and jam.