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Easy scones

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About the bake

The key to a light 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. This handy video about how to rub butter into flour will walk you through this process step by step. A basic scone mix is versatile and easy - one bowl, no cutters or rolling, just bake and share.

Once you have mastered how to make scones, pair yours with delicious homemade jam and clotted cream.

30Total Time
15Prep Time
15Bake Time


  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 square about 3 - 4 cm thick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Step 5:

    Brush all over with milk and score into 9 rough squares. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold plain or with jam and cream.


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

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