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55Total Time
35Prep Time
20Bake Time

Devonshire Splits

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About our Devonshire Splits recipe

Enjoy these Devonshire splits filled with fresh cream and a little home made jam.

What is a Devon split?

A traditional Devon split is an enriched dough, a yeast bread that is kneaded, risen and baked over a few hours to craft the perfect casing for all the delicious jam and cream. It is a miuch lighter sweet bun than a scone.This makes for a much lighter sweet bun than the scones you are used to.

If you prefer the sound of scones, we have a tasty easy scone recipe for you.

55Total Time
35Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Put the flours, salt, sugar and yeast into a bowl.

  2. Step 2:

    Mix to a soft dough with the butter, water and milk.

  3. Step 3:

    Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide the dough into 10 and shape each piece into a flat round bun.

  5. Step 5:

    Place the buns on a greased baking sheet and cover with a tea towel. Leave to prove until double in size. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  6. Step 6:

    Brush with egg wash and bake in an oven for 15-20 minutes until golden.

  7. Step 7:

    Fill with whipped cream and jam.


    • 250g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 250g Very strong white bread flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 3 tbsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 60ml Butter (unsalted) (melted)
    • 3 tbsp Warm water
    • 260ml Milk (whole)
    • 7g Easy bake yeast
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (for egg wash)
  • For the filling

    •  Double cream (whipped)
    • 3 tbsp Jam

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