- October 2009
- Makes 12
- Hands on time 10 mins, plus 10-12 mins baking time
This scone recipe is budget-friendly, simple to make and sublime to eat. Treat your friends and family to these nostalgic delights.
- 250g self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- Pinch of salt
- 75g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 25g caster sugar
- 150-175ml milk
- Preheat the oven to 220C/fan 200c/gas7. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter to the flour and rub with your fingers until the butter is encorporated and the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the caster sugar and mix together. Gradually add the milk, mixing until you have a soft dough – you may not need all the milk. Bring together and turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead lightly then pat into a round about 2cm thick. Cut out scones using a 5cm fluted cutter and place them on a baking sheet.
- Re-knead the leftover dough and stamp out more scones until you have no more dough. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk and bake for 10-12minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm with cream and jam.
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