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Hand reaching for an Easy Scones topped with cream and jam
30Total Time
15Prep Time
15Bake Time
8Serves
Easy

Easy Scones

176 Reviews

About the bake

How do you make fluffy scones from scratch? The key to a light textured scone is a light touch. To rub in, lift the mixture to get some air into it, and as soon as it is of the right consistency, stop. But don't panic if your a newbie to the World of scones - we have a super handy video about how to rub butter into flour which will walk you through this process step by step.

This quick and easy scone mix is a summer classic. Simple to share, and super easy to rustle up for any celebration, even one fit for a Queen this Jubilee. Once you have mastered how to make these deliciously moreish scones, simply top them with a generous dollop of delicious strawberry jam and clotted cream. 

...Question is, what goes on first, jam or cream? Let us know is the reviews if you love these.

30Total Time
15Prep Time
15Bake Time
8Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 6). Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Rub the butter into the flour, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and salt.

  3. Step 3:

    Make a well in the centre of the mix and stir in the milk. Stir until the mixture is even and the dough comes together.

  4. Step 4:

    Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a rough circle about 3 - 4 cm thick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

    Easy Scones being hand cut into 8 scones before baking in the oven.
  5. Step 5:

    Brush all over with milk and score into 8 rough portions (see image). 

    Easy Scones being brushed with a milk wash before baking in the oven, to give a glossy browned top to the scones.
  6. Step 6:

    Bake for 15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold plain or with jam and cream.

    Easy scones fresh out of the oven with a golden brown colour on parchment paper

Ingredients

    • 50g Butter (unsalted)
    • 200g Self-raising white flour
    • 1 tbsp Silver Spoon White caster sugar
    • 1 pinch Salt
    • 125ml Milk (whole)

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