Irish celebrity chef Catherine Leyden met Taoiseach Enda Kenny on a TV show in 2015. The Taoiseach was making an appearance on Ireland AM and helped Leyden to bake some scones.
As Leyden began preparing the ingredients Mr Kenny joked about being useless in the kitchen. He said: “I could destroy any kitchen.”
Although he did say that at least he could boil an egg, but added that he would ‘cinderise the sausages’.
It wasn’t long before Leyden had had enough of the small talk and brought the conversation back to the matter in hand.
She explained what she had done to prepare the ingredients up to that point, and what she was going to do next.
As the video progressed Leyden talked us thorough her process and by the end she had made some delicious looking scones.
Even the Taoiseach was pleased to tuck in to the treat.
If you would like to make scones like Catherine Leyden, make sure you have the ingredients below and then watch the video as she talks you through the process.
• 225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
• 150ml/¼ pint Milk (approx)
• Pinch Salt
• 25g/1oz Caster Sugar
• 25g/1oz Margarine/Butter
1 – Sieve flour and salt into a bowl, stir in sugar, if used.
2 – Rub in margarine or butter.
3 – Add sufficient milk to make a soft dough.
4 – Turn onto a floured board and gently knead to remove any cracks.
5 – Roll out lightly to 1” in thickness. Cut into scones with a cutter dipped in flour.
6 – Place on a floured pre-heated baking sheet/tray, glaze if liked with beaten egg or milk.
7 – Bake in a pre-heated oven 425°F/220°C/Gas 8 on upper shelf position for 10 mins (approx ).
8 – Cool on a wire tray.
9 – Note: To Make Fruit Scones – 50g/2oz of sultanas, cherries or raisins may be added to the dry ingredients before adding the liquid
10 – To make wholemeal (brown) scones: Use 125g/4oz Coarse Wholemeal and 125g/4oz Self Raising Flour following the same method as above.
Take a look at the video below.