Scones are an ideal recipe to start with when learning to bake in a Dutch Oven. The recipe is fairly simple so you can focus on learning temperature control.
Ginger Beer Scones
Ginger Beer Scones are a light and fluffy scone that bakes in a Dutch oven. These scones get their distinct ginger taste from ginger beer.
The trick to making scones is to not work the dough too much. Handle the flour and liquid mixture as lightly as possible, only mixing the dough until the flour is incorporated.
These golden brown, fluffy scones are a real treat for your fellow campers. Top with a bit of jam and cream.
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cream
1 egg, beaten
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 cup ginger beer
milk, for brushing
Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Add the cream, egg, salt, sugar, and ginger beer to the well. Mix until all the flour is bound together.
Line a Dutch oven with foil and dust with flour. Heat the Dutch oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
Break off tablespoon-sized lumps of dough, roll into balls, and toss in some flour.
Place the balls in the pre-heated Dutch oven and brush with milk. Bake for 15 minutes.