Perfect plain scones
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Perfect plain scones

  • 5 17
  • 402
  • 35min

About this recipe: These scones are far from plain, they lightly sweetened, soft, fluffy and delicious. Serve with lashings of butter or clotted cream and jam. They are perfect for afternoon tea.



Serves: 12 

  • 375g self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 80g butter
  • 250ml milk
  • self-raising flour, for dusting


Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven 220 C / Gas 7. Dust a baking tray with self-raising flour.
  2. Sieve flour into medium bowl, add caster sugar. Using your fingertips, rub butter into the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add milk. Use a blunt knife to mix until dough begins to come together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.
  4. Flatten dough with palm of your hand until about 2cm thick. Use a 5cm round cutter or a drinking glass to cut out your scones. Place onto prepared baking tray 1cm apart. Brush with leftover milk.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 14-16 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Serve with jam and cream.

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Reviews (17)


this recipe was easy to make and delicious definitely a recipe to keep thankyou - 02 Sep 2012


lovely scones and very simple recipe to follow. I've never made scones before and was pleased with my first attempt. Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 02 Apr 2013

by adele32

really pleased with how they came out very easy to make thank you - 19 Sep 2011

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