Kids getting bored these school holidays? We’ve got something that will keep them busy for a good part of the day. Get them in the kitchen to help make some yummy honey scones and when they are done, take them on a teddy bears picnic and enjoy these delicious morsels. Everyone knows bears love honey, and so do kids!
Makes 18 | Takes 15 mins to make, 15 minutes to cook
- Plain flour, to dust
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 40g butter, chilled, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup sultanas
- 1/2 cup milk
- Milk, extra, to brush
- Butter, extra at room temperature, to serve
- Honey, to serve
Preheat oven to 200°C. Dust a baking tray with plain flour. Sift the self-raising flour into a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sultanas. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until evenly incorporated and the mixture begins to come together.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out dough until 1.5cm thick. Use a round 4.5cm-diameter pastry cutter to cut 18 scones from the dough. Place on the tray about 1cm apart. Brush with extra milk. Use a sharp knife to score the scones crossways. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden and scones sound hollow when tapped on top. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Roll dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Using a 6.5cm long, 7cm wide gingerbread man cutter, cut shapes from dough. Re-roll dough scraps and cut to make a total of 30 gingerbread men. Place 2cm apart, on prepared trays.
Top with butter and honey to serve at your teddy bears picnic. Don’t forget to pack your Pixie and your favourite teddys.
Photo and recipe courtesy of taste.com.au