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Perfect scones

Perfect scones

Add this recipe for perfect scones to your street party repetoire - they're ready to enjoy in less than half an hour and only need only 4 ingredients. Serve with plenty of jam and cream. 

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  • Serves8
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 75g butter, chilled
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 150ml milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small squares and add to the flour. Mix the butter into the flour until all the squares are coated then use your fingertips to rub the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Lift the mixture regularly to incorporate air and keep it light.

  2. Stir in the sugar, pour in the milk and mix with a round-bladed knife to make a soft dough in a rough ball shape. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and place the dough on it.

  3. Knead the dough briefly to smooth out the cracks, taking care not to overwork it or your scones will not rise so well. Press or roll out to 1.5cm thickness and cut into rounds with a 6cm pastry cutter. Gather up the scraps of dough, knead briefly, roll out again and cut out further scones.

  4. Transfer the scones, spacing them a little apart, to the baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are risen and golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool.

  5. Serve the scones warm or cold: split them, spread with butter and strawberry jam then top with clotted or whipped double cream.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


804kJ/ 191kcals



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