Simple scones

Simple scones


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About this recipe: I love fresh scones with homemade jam. This is a simple recipe that calls for lard and butter, resulting in incomparably light and tasty scones. Perfect for a rainy afternoon with a cuppa.


Serves: 12 

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 30g lard
  • 40g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 155ml milk

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

  1. Rub together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter and lard in a bowl with your fingertips.
  2. Whisk the egg with 125ml of the milk and gradually add to the scone mixture. Keep kneading or use a large spoon to beat until a solid mixture has been formed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease a baking tray.
  4. Roll the dough on a floured work surface until 0.5cm thick. With a glass or a round pastry cutter, make circles of 5-8cm in diameter. Brush with milk and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

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