Easy-to-make crackling scones

Although I have already published a recipe for classic crackling scones, today I brought you a new recipe that shows how to make crackling scones in a quicker and easier way.

This dough doesn’t need to be folded, just place all ingredients in a bowl and knead them together. It remains soft for 2-3 days and it’s also suitable for making lekváros papucs.

Crackling scones without folding
Crackling scones without folding
photos: zserbo.com

Ingredients:

  • 60 g (6 tsp dry yeast) yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 350 ml (~1 1/2 cups) milk
  • 500 g (~1 lb) ground pork cracklings
  • 850 g (~6 3/4 cups) flour
  • 100 g (~1/2 cup) butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 eggs for the egg wash

Place yeast and sugar in a small bowl, pour in tepid milk, give it a stir, cover and set aside until yeast blooms.

Sift the flour in a large bowl. Rub in butter, then add ground cracklings, egg yolks, sour cream and activated yeast. Season with salt and pepper, then knead into a smooth dough. Cover and let it rise for 40-50 minutes in a lukewarm place.

On a floured pastry board roll out the dough to a 2 cm / 3/4″ thickness. Score the top in a criss-cross pattern. Cut out 4-5 cm / 2″ scones and put them onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Brush the top of the scones with beaten egg. Preheat the oven to 220°C / 428°F and bake them for 10-15 minutes.

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