Food Files: The Best Scones Ever


The other day I took you on a tour of Yvonne Eijkenduijn’s lovely home in Belgium, telling you all about how she spent the day baking while I was photographing away. I was treated to a delicious lunch followed by the most heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth scones fresh from the oven. Soooo good, were Yvonne’s scones that I thought it almost unkind to not share the recipe with you. So folks, whip up a batch of amazing with Yvonne’s easy recipe below!

Food Files: Yvonne Eikenduijn's Best Scones Ever // Avenue Lifestyle FRESH SCONES FROM YVONNE’S KITCHEN

400 gr plain flower
25 gr white caster sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
50 gr unsalted butter (softened)
250 ml low fat yoghurt
200 gr raisins
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 200 C

With a spoon stir the flour, sugar, bicarbonate and salt until it’s one mixture.

Soften the butter in a microwave. Add butter, yoghurt and raisins to the rest of the mixture until it’s a fast and sticky dough.

Scoop the dough on a well floured surface, dust the top of the dough with flour. Pat the dough about 4 cm high and push a 6 cm scone cutter firmly through the dough.

Place on a baking tray (with baking paper) about 2 cm apart.

Beat the egg and lightly brush the tops of the scones with the egg.

Place for 12-14 minutes in the oven.

Food Files: Yvonne Eikenduijn's Best Scones Ever // Photography by Avenue Lifestyle

I must have eaten three or maybe even four of them that day. So good. The last time I ate home baked scones were when I went to London to help my sister give birth back in 2010 and all she wanted to eat was scones. They were good, but these were good!

Yvonne’s latest book Weekend Ontbijtboek {The Weekend Breakfast Book} is full of lovely recipes like this to try, and her first book Yvestown in the Kitchen is just as inspiring, with kitchens as gorgeous as the recipes made in them. I was very lucky to be given a peek into the digital copy of her first book before it hit the shelves, so am delighted for her to have done so well for herself. She just finished writing her third book this week in fact – can’t wait to see what she’s come up with this time!

Thanks so much Yvonne for sharing your recipe {and home} with us!

Holly x

Photography: Holly Marder {Avenue Lifestyle} / Recipe: Yvonne Eijkenduijn


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