I've tried lots of different recipes for scones over the years but this one works every time, not only is it easy but it uses basic ingredients! The result is a lovely crispy outside with a perfect fluffy centre!
Makes 8-12 scones (depending on
how big your pastry cutter is!) at approx 5p each
Prep 15 mins Cooking 15 mins
50g unsalted butter
225g self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
pinch of salt
2tbsp caster sugar
thick double cream (or clotted
cream) & strawberry jam to serve
Pre-heat the oven to 220C/200Fan/Gas 7, line & grease a flat baking tray
In a large bowl, rub the butter into the flour, sugar & salt with your fingertips until the mixture resemble breadcrumbs. Mix in the milk a spoonful at a time with a flat knife to make the dough.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface & knead for 1-2 minutes until firm & pliable.
At this stage you can either separate the dough into 8-12 pieces & mould into a scone shape or flatten the dough out to about 2cm thick & use a pastry cutter.
Place the scones on to the prepared tray & brush either with milk or a mixture of egg yolk & milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden & risen.
Allow to cool slightly & serve with cream & jam for a delicious afternoon treat!