|Welsh Batch NOT Scone|
Hm. That's me and baking.
Now repeat after me:
Baking. Takes. Time.
Baking. Takes. Care.
This morning, a few friends were coming over, and I decided to make a Welsh Batch Scone, which I have made a GAZILLION times before. By hand.
Today, clever me thought I would cut the butter in using the food processor, because that does such a nice job of cutting butter into flour for a short pastry.
I did that.
Should have stopped at that point, turned the mixture into a bowl and finished gently by hand. But NO. I just tossed the few remaining ingredients into the mixer and proceeded to process the shit out of it.
This, apparently, cannot be done. Well, not if you expect a light, crumbly scone. However, if you would like a dense, greasy with butter scone, well then, I'm your girl.
Two friends tasted it and persuaded me to cut it and serve it anyway and leave out the part about it being a scone. They are very kind and loving friends.
Do as I say, not as I do: do not EVER overmix a short batter or crust. Ever.
Here's a link to the recipe. Done right, this is truly simple and simply delicious.
Next time I'll remember. No, I really will!!
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