Simple Scone Recipe


Nothing beats a scone with some butter and jam (I know, controversial, but I rarely eat cream).

So here is my simple recipe.

What you will need

  • 450g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened, cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • Milk
  • handful sultanas (optional)

What to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line two trays with baking parchment.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a jug, then add enough milk to make the total liquid 300ml. Stir the egg and milk into the flour, you may not need it all, just so the mix sticks together.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, knead lightly and work in the sultanas, if using. Roll out to a rectangle about 1 inch thick.
  5. Cut into as many rounds as possible with a fluted cutter and place them on the prepared baking trays. Brush the tops of the scones with a little extra milk, or any egg and milk left in the jug.
  6. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the scones are well risen and a pale, golden-brown colour. Allow to cool a little.
  7. Serve with butter or cream with jam and a cup of tea.
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