Scones

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DaveP

Scones

I tried the plain scones.

1. I found 30mm thick 'very' thick, even after only a little rolling out, the dough was less than 30mm thick? I note the 'necessity' of retaining that?

Possibly because of that, they were in the oven 22+ minutes before they showed any colour?

Request please, add 'fan' oven temperatures? I translated 225 to 200 with fan (another reason for the long baking time?)

Love the videos D, I hate the new (fashionable?) way of putting the camera in the gravy, in the cooks nose. Much nicer 'your' way.

Thanks Dave

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Honey

Scones


"Possibly because of that, they were in the oven 22+ minutes before they showed any colour?"


That does seem a long time for scones.


"Request please, add 'fan' oven temperatures? I translated 225 to 200 with fan (another reason for the long baking time?)"



I would reduce the temperature by 20 degrees for a fan oven.


H x

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Yummy

Scones

I bake my scones in a fan oven at 210c for 12 mins. Cooked through and browned well, I do brush them with milk and egg mix though.

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Honey

Scones

Good point about the egg and milk Yummy. I always do that to get a nice colour.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Scones

Hello DaveP,

You’re right about the scones, they do need very little rolling but the 3cm depth gives a good result.

I see there is some useful experienced advice from members about fan oven temperatures, which is great. We are unable to give a fan oven temperature for each recipe because they have not been tested in a fan oven.

The general rule we hear is to reduce the heat by 20 degrees.

I showed Delia your nice feedback about the cookery school, which is always very much appreciated so thank you for that.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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rosemary

ROSEMARY

Fan oven!!!!!!
My 78year old mother who is Irish and bakes the most wonderful bread scones cakes etc etc.
Recently upgraded her reliable old gas oven and purchased a smeg classic gas oven, which is a fan oven.
I wish we had had Delia's live web chat reply re fan ovens and we would not have wasted money! Smeg the company were not any help whatsoever.
Don't get me wrong it is a lovely piece of equipment to cook with, but for baking....hopless, scones are insipid and tough and that was after experimenting with different tempratures several times. She has now purchased a convential gas oven.
Smeg oven still under warrenty for sale...good price!!!

 
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