Home Sweet Home Bakealong 30: Basic Shortcakes
Knowing that my scones could normally furnish David with adequate weaponry to slay Goliath, I was pleasantly surprised with how these turned out. Still not as risen as they should be, but not bad.
When Beckie and I were baking all the technical bakes from The Great British Bake Off we discovered that neither us are a big fan of the scone (see here and here). Shortcakes are essentially scones without sugar in, which sounds like a bad idea to me so I divided the ingredients by a 1/3rd and made a mini batch. It seems odd to complain about the lack of sugar in a Hummingbird recipe but unless you slather these in so much fruit or jam and cream that there’s not much point them being there, I’m not sure what you’re meant to do with them.
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery
240g Plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder – yet again I misread this, I just can’t imagine putting a tbsp of baking powder in things. Luckily because I’d divided the recipe it didn’t make as much of a difference.
cake salt (thanks to Louisa for spotting that)
120g cold unsalted butter, cubed
3 tbsp caster sugar (for sprinkling on top)
Make in the same way as you’d make scones.