Scones

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Scones

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An essential component of any afternoon tea, our scone recipe is foolproof.

Ingredients

  • 500g plain white flour
  • 80g butter
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250ml milk
  • 50g dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 beaten egg and milk for glazing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7.
  2. Lightly grease a baking and line with greaseproof paper.
  3. Place the flour in bowl rub in the butter with your fingers to create a fine breadcrumb-like mixture. Then add in the sugar and the baking power.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add in eggs and mix well.
  5. Add half of the quantity of milk and mix gently to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Mix into a ball and then, onto a lightly floured surface, tip the dough out. Roll and mix it over a few times. Sprinkle a little flour over each time.
  7. Then using the top of a glass cut the dough into little shapes.
  8. Cook in the middle of the oven for 18 minutes.
  9. Cool and serve with jam and clotted cream.
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