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Freezing Lily's Scones

Asked by Clairette. Answered on 27th March 2020

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Lily's Scones do look amazingly good. Unfortunately at this moment our country is in a "lockdown", so it is almost impossible to bake them or else we, my husband and me, would have to eat the lot just the two of us, as our children and grandchildren aren't allowed to visit us for minimum 3 weeks time. However I will make an attempt asap, I have to say, I'm a great fan.

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Lily's Scones
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The recipe for Lily's Scones (from HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS) makes a total of 12 scones. It is fairly easy to halve the recipe and only make 6 but the scones also freeze well and can be frozen before or after baking, so there is no need to eat them all in one sitting!

If the scones are already baked, put them into an airtight container or resealable bag and freeze for up to 1 month. You can then take out as many scones as you want to use, let them thaw at room temperature for 1 hour then warm though in an oven preheated to 150°C/130°C Fan/300°F for about 10 minutes. If you wish to freeze the scones before baking, cut the scones out and put on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment (parchment paper). Freeze until solid, then transfer the scones to a resealable bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake direct from frozen, following the instructions in the recipe and allowing an extra 3-4 minutes baking time.

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