Scones

Scones

Scones recipe

Scones recipe

Scones

Recipe Type: Cakes & Baking

Cuisine: British

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 25 mins

Serves: 8

The perfect afternoon tea treat, the classic scone served with jam and cream

Ingredients

  • 350g self-raising flour , plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g butter , cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 115 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • beaten egg , to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream , to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/400 f / gas 7
  2. Tip the flour into a large bowl with the salt and baking powder, then mix
  3. Add the butter, then rub in with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs
  4. Stir in the sugar
  5. Mix milk and vanilla together
  6. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour the milk in and mix together using a fork
  7. When the mixture is turning into big lumps you can bring it all together with you hands into a ball of dough
  8. Be careful not to over handle the dough, in fact the less you handle it the better
  9. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin and roll dough out until about 1 cm thick
  10. Using a pastry cutter cut into rounds and place onto a baking tray
  11. Brush the top with the egg and pop straight into the pre heated oven for 10 minutes or until golden on top and risen
  12. Eat warm or leave to cool and then eat the same day with a big dollop of jam and clotted cream.
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