The Perfect Classic Scones

The Perfect Classic Scones

Ingredients

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 55g chilled butter
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with a little milk

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Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 205C/Gas 6, grease and flour a baking sheet.
  2. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl then add the butter, baking powder and salt. Rub together quickly and lightly to a fine breadcrumbs consistency.
  3. Using a metal knife, make a well in the centre and stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on a floured board and roll out to approx. 2cm / 3/4 inch thick.
  4. Use 3inch cutter for perfect rounds and brush with a little beaten egg.

Serve with delicious Original Strawberry Whole Fruit Jam and clotted cream. For fruit scones add 500g sultanas or chopped dates to the dry ingredients or try savoury scones by adding 50g grated cheese and 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder to the breadcrumb mixture. Sprinkle with more grated cheese before baking.
Serves: 6-8
Preparation time: 10 minutes - Cooking time: 15 minutes

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