My Simple Scones Recipe
A British classic; whether you serve yours Cornish or Devonian style, I think we can all agree there's nothing quite like a scone. Find my recipe for simple scones below!
- 350g Self-Raising Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 85g Butter
- 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 175ml Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Beaten Egg (to glaze)
- Jam & Clotted Cream (to serve)
- Preheat the oven to 220C/200C for a fan oven.
- Sieve your flour into a large bowl, adding the salt and baking power.
- Cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour.
- Rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Mix the vanilla extract with the milk.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and add half the liquid.
- Combine together by stirring quickly with a knife.
- Add the second half of the liquid and combine again.
- Scatter some flour onto a clean work surface.
- Handle the dough until you have a smooth texture.
- Carefully roll out the dough so that it's about 4cm thick.
- Grab a cutter of your choice (I used an espresso cup because i couldn't find mine) and use to cut out your scones.
- Lay out your scones on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Whisk up your egg and apply as a glaze to each of the scones.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until risen and golden.
- Serve with lashings of clotted cream and your favourite jam (I chose raspberry, but appreciate strawberry is more traditional).