My first foray into the world of scones was not a successful one, it was entirely my fault and nothing to do with the fabulous recipe from Edd Kimber.
The dough/scone mixture itself was lovely, looked exactly as it should and I had the highest of hope. However, I realised when it came to cutting out that I didn't have a circular cutter! I had every other shape under the sun from dinosaurs to Christmas trees but alas no circle.
I decided to use a glass instead, so searched my cupboard for something of the right size and settled on my Disney's Camp Rock tumbler (Yes it is mine, no I don't have children.) However, it turns out the thick glass doesn't make for a good scone cutter...
I also made the fatal error of getting a bit over-eager with the egg-wash. I didn't realise if it went down the sides that the scones wouldn't rise. *facepalm*
Thanks to my scone-expert friend Jo for pointing out my error.
Overall the scones were very heavy, they still tasted good with butter and jam but I know I can do better! Scones are one of those recipes that everyone should be able to do, watch out for Scones 2.0!
Had any recipe fails recently? Come on; make me feel better and share...