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    Basic White Scones

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes to 15 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes 35 minutes

    Makes: 18 scones


    • 3 eggs
    • 900g plain white flour
    • Large pinch of salt
    • 3 tsp baking powder
    • 170g butter, cubed
    • 55g caster sugar
    • 400ml milk
    • Glaze
    • Eggwash (1 egg whisked with a pinch of salt)
    • Granulated sugar


    1. Preheat the oven to 250C/gas 9.
    2. Sieve the flour, salt, and baking powder into a large, wide bowl. Add the butter and rub in lightly, using your thumb and fingertips, until the mix resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Make a well in the centre.
    3. Whisk the eggs with the milk, add to the dry ingredients and mix to a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured board. Lightly shape the dough into a round and roll out to about 2.5cm thick. Cut into scones with a 6.5cm cutter.
    4. Put on a baking sheet (no need to grease). Brush with eggwash and dip each scone in granulated sugar. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with jam and cream. Eat the same day.
    5. To make fruit scones, add 110g sultanas to the mix after rubbing in the butter.

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