Saturday, 25 March 2017


90 grams butter, softened
4 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
2 cups self raising flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

preheat oven to 200 c.  place 1/2 round patty pan tins  on a baking tray and heat till VERY HOT before making mix. alternatively if you are lucky enough to have gem irons, use them.

using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

fold in 1/2 the flour and salt then the milk then the rest of
the flour.

remove patty pan tins from oven , still on the tray to retain heat, and fill each patty pan.

cook 12 - 15 minutes until golden on top.

serve warm with butter or any filling you like.
I serve some with jam and some with lemon curd.

* when I was a kid, my mother made gem scones all the time. You had to use special cast iron "gem irons". these are a bit hard to get these days so the 1/2 round tins work quite well.
maybe not quite as dainty a scone as the original but the taste is still there.
as long as the tins are hot, the mixture  rises up instead of overflowing the holes.

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