These scones made in the microwave are something I have been making for a long time now. In fact, this recipe is among the first few I collected when I first bought my microwave. This came from a friend who herself had collected it from some old English magazine!
This has been in my drafts for a while and I was thinking of posting it sometime soon, when I saw Srivalli's Microwave event announcement that the theme for this month was Tiffin. This is not a Tiffin in the real meaning of the word but close enough as it can be had with butter or jam as part of breakfast or as an evening snack with coffee or tea.
2 cups whole wheat flour
¾ cup butter, cold
¼ cup brown sugar (white will also do)
¾ cup sultanas/ raisins
5 tbsp milk
4 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt (not needed if using salted butter)
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt (if using). Rub the butter into this till the mixture resembles bread crumbs. I cut the butter into thin strips/ pieces with a knife and then rub it into the flour. This way, the butter doesn’t melt from the warmth of your hands. This is important.
Stir in the sultanas and sugar. Add the milk and mix into a soft dough. Do this with a fork, if possible. Do not knead the dough. The less the dough is handled the softer the scones. Place on a lightly floured surface and shape into a 1 inch (2 ½ cm) thick square. Cut into 9 squares and arrange in a circle on a paper towel placed on the microwave turntable.
Cook at 100% (full power) for 3 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Do not overcook. Leave in the microwave for 3 minutes and take out to cool a bit.Serve warm with butter, jam, cream or as you wish.
This is going across to Cooking 4 all Seasons be a part of MEC: Tiffin