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Recipe for Skins with cream

English dessert In our time to tea etiquetteAre much simpler than in the days of the Duchess of Bedford (the founders of the famous English "Five o'clock Tea"), and yet, in England - tea drinking has been the most famous tradition for several centuries. Probably, it is difficult to call a treat that would be most consistent with the tradition of English tea drinking, rather than the cattle. Skon is a classic British bun from a batterless test. According to the tradition, the cattle are eaten as follows: the crow flies across, the half is put on the plate, the second is taken in the left hand, the strawberry jam and the still thick sweet cream are spread over it with the right hand knife. Eats it all at once. Skins originated from Scottish "fast bread", baked on a flat stone (a special device called "bakestone", which is put directly on the fire) presumably from the beginning of the XVI century. At the same time, baking traditions and methods were used, which actually date back to the Iron Age. Initially, the cattle were round and flat, the size of a small dish. After baking, they were cut into triangles. After the appearance of baking powder, as an ingredient in bakery (the beginning of the twentieth century), the cattle moved from the frying pan to the oven and took on a more modern appearance. Although in some countries, for example, in the same Scotland, the cattle continue to fry in the old frying pan. Skins cooked according to my recipe are very delicate with a soft, crumbly-loaf structure and, if I may say so, with the "Russian size" that is customary for us, since at one time, as is customary for the English, it is unlikely to eat half of the scaffold It will turn out. Skins, contrary to English traditions (we are not in England at all), will suit for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and even just jam or jam!

Ingredients:
  • Flour, wheat 230 g
  • Bananas 1 pc.
  • Cocoa powder 2 tbsp. L.
  • Butter 80 g
  • Eggs chicken 2 pcs.
  • Milk 3 tbsp. L.
  • Sugar powder 50 g
  • Baking powder 2 tsp.
  • Sugar powder 50 g
  • Vanillin 2 g
  • Cream 200 ml
Instructions
  • Step 1 For cooking, we need flour,Slightly softened butter (pre-lay out of the refrigerator and hold at room temperature), eggs, milk, sugar powder, vanillin, baking powder, cream 33%, cocoa for sprinkling, a banana for decoration.
  • Step 2 Sift the flour into a large bowl, add a pinch of salt and a baking powder. All mix well.
  • Step 3 Add soft butter and mix again.
  • Step 4 With your fingers, rub the flour with butter or chop with a knife to make the mixture look like crumbs.
  • Step 5 Pour the powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Step 6 In a separate container, whip 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of milk.
  • Step 7 Make a groove in the flour mix and pour into it eggs whipped with milk.
  • Step 8 Knead the dough: it should be soft, but not sticky.
  • Step 9 Create a ball from the test.
  • Step 10 Roll the dough 2.5 cm thick. Cut a few scapes with a notch (diameter of the circle is 6.5 cm). Trimming the dough again roll it out and cut a few more scapes.
  • Step 11 Lay the scapes on a baking tray covered with parchment. Lubricate each with milk and sprinkle with flour.
  • Step 12 Bake for 20 minutes in preheated to 220 ° C. Skins must rise and bake until light golden in color.
  • Step 13 In a separate container whip the cream beforeCreamy consistency: the first 2-3 minutes slowly, then increasing the speed of whipping. Do not stop whipping, add sugar powder carefully, and then vanilla. The total duration of whipping cream from cream is 20 minutes.
  • Step 14 Cut each in halves, smearLower halves of cream and again cover the upper halves as if "collecting" the crook back. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top and decorate with fresh banana slices.
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