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.
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250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
40g caster sugar
1 pinch of salt
40g butter, cut into small pieces
Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Rub together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter and lard in a bowl with your fingertips.
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.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease a baking tray.
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.