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Devonshire Splits

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Serves 10
Serves 10

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 much 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.

11 ingredients7 steps


    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.


      • 250gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 250gVery strong white bread flour 
      • 1 tspSalt 
      • 3 tbspBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 60mlButter (unsalted) (melted) 
      • 3 tbspWarm water 
      • 260mlMilk (whole) 
      • 7gEasy bake yeast 
      • 1Egg(s) (free range) (for egg wash) 
    • For the filling

      • Double cream (whipped) 
      • 3 tbspJam 

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    Just a shame that the photo implies jam first which I don't think is the Devon way. Also why canned cream??

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