Simple homemade scones

    35 min

    Make some warm homemade scones in less than half an hour. The sultanas are optional.


    Buckinghamshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 8 

    • 225g self raising flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 50g cold butter, cut into pieces
    • 25g caster sugar
    • 50g sultanas (optional)
    • 120ml milk, plus extra for brushing

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:3min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Measure out the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the butter. Rub together with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and sultanas, if using.
    3. Add the milk to the mixture and stir everything together. Knead the mixture together with your hands until you have formed a stiff dough.
    4. Gently roll out the dough until it is 2cm thick. Cut out shapes with round biscuit cutters dipped in flour. Put the scones on a baking tray, brush them with milk
    5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Leave them on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.

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    Made them today. Added 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Yummy.  -  01 Jul 2012


    added a small teaspoon of baking powder, not sure if it made a difference but the best scone recipe ever  -  27 Jan 2013


    Lovely I added mixed fruit as opposed to sultana's and they were gorgeous  -  24 Sep 2011