Basic scones

    25 min

    This is a very simple recipe for basic scones. You can customise them by adding dried fruit.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 170g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 225ml milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
    3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 2cm thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking tray.
    4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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    far too much milk is used in this and the mix is very sloppy. I would suggest only 5 fl and this should then make a good mix. My first attempt was a shambles and ended up in the bin  -  30 Apr 2011


    way 2 much milk ... added more flour 2 mix ... currently in oven ... fingers crossed  -  22 Apr 2011


    cooked for 15 mins now ... still look raw ... and not held their shape ... was making for a charity coffee morning ... now have 2 start again ... can't sell them !!!  -  22 Apr 2011