Easiest scones

    40 min

    This is the scone recipe I learnt to use with common ingredients almost anyone has. It is very quick and easy but still tastes wonderful, warm or cold. You can add dried fruit, cheese or even chocolate to enhance the flavour although they still taste amazing plain. My family and I love these scones especially if I sandwich squares of chocolate between two scones.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 200g (8 oz) self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 25g (1 oz) caster sugar (omit if using cheese)
    • 50g (2 oz) margarine or butter
    • 125ml (5 fl oz) milk
    • 50g (2 oz) dried fruit or 75g (3 oz) cheese (optional)
    • milk for brushing (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat over to 200 C / 180 C fan / Gas 4.
    2. Sieve the flour into a large bowl and mix in the baking powder and sugar (omit if using cheese).
    3. Rub the butter into the dry mixture until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add the dried fruit or cheese if using.
    4. Slowly mix in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture firmly holds together and the bowl is clean.
    5. Roll out 2cm thick and cut it into shapes with a floured shape cutter or a plastic cup. You can brush the scones with milk as well but it is not necessary.
    6. Bake in the oven until well risen and golden brown, about 25 minutes.


    If you add in too much milk, flour the surface really well before you roll it out and the scones should be fine.

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