"" Oh yes, they served really rich tea. There were scones with honey, chocolate pastries, rolled sweets and a lot of other things. " Inspector Neele looked at her in a somewhat disturbing way, then added: "The cyanide was inside the teapot, Miss Marple" ". (Taken from A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie)
- 400 g flour
- 180 g milk
- 100 g cold butter
- 80 g sugar
- 20 g baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 yolk
- sliced almonds
To prepare scones, rehydrate 2 tablespoons of raisins in water for 20 minutes, drain and dry with kitchen paper.
Knead flour with sugar, baking powder, a pinch of salt and cold butter in chunks; then add the milk, 1 egg, the yolk and the raisins, without working for a long time.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface 3 cm thick. Cut it into 12 discs, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush them with beaten egg, sprinkle them with sliced almonds and bake them at 180 ° C for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
serve scones to taste with whipped cream, butter and jam.