Soft scones

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Anne Hood

Soft scones

My scones always look and taste well but the tops are always slightly 'crusty'. I cover them in a clean tea towel when I put them on the cooling rack. What am I doing wrong?
Thank you!

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Essex Girl

Soft Scones

I'd like to know how soft tops are achieved, too, Anne. I just saw some all-butter scones in Waitrose and wish I could copy them!

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Anne Hood

Soft scones

That's how I feel too. Their scones are always so soft and moist. It can't be impossible for us to achieve and hopefully, someone will have the secret!

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Queen of Puds

Soft scones

At a guess, you could try the opposite of what makes then hard & glossy i.e. Where the recipe says glaze with beaten egg or milk, try dusting with flour, like you would for floury topped bread rolls?

At least with scones being created from relatively cheap ingredients you could try different tops as part of one batch & see what gives you the closest version to your preferred finish? Try 2 with milk, ditto egg, ditto dusted with flour?

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Anne Hood

Soft scones

I'll certainly give it a try.
Thank you!

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queen jean

soft scones

yes i agree with q.o.p i do lightly dust mine with flour and they are fine nice soft tops .ps hi q.o.p my grandaughter made your vanilla choc traybake this afta and yes put a tablespoon vanilla extract in .but it turned out great very tasty .she put chocolate on top too .she is 12 yrs old she was happy how it came out .so thanks for that

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Queen of Puds

Soft scones

Hi QJ,

Glad that tray bake turned out like she wanted - 12 is a good age to start a baking career. And if she enjoys it now, she might even turn out to be the next Delia...!!

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queen jean

traybake

well she likes to get in my kitchen usualy sunday afternoons and makes buns or a small cake.so funny cos she just wont move from oven door she keeps looking through the glass all the time ,she cant wait for it to cook.she likes to dabble at a bit of sewing too .nice when they want to learn .dare say in a couple of years she will be into other things too.but for now she doing fine and wanting to have a go .

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Anne Hood

Soft Scones

Thanks Queen of Puds. Just baked a batch of scones and the floury tops are definitely my favourite option from here on.

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Queen of Puds

Soft scones

Excellent!

 
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