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Favourite Scone Recipe

Mum's Favourite Scone Recipe

: 8 - 12 scones
: Easy

Scones are the easiest English teatime treat. There’s scope to customise these sweet ones with dried fruit or cinnamon.


  • 225g/8oz self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g/2oz butter
  • 25g/1oz caster sugar
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten, to glaze (alternatively use a little milk)
  • Step 1 Method
  • Step 2 Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Step 3 Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  • Step 4 Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
  • Step 5 Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
  • Step 6 Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
  • Step 7 Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter and good jam and maybe some clotted cream.