Best scones

Best scones


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About this recipe: After much trial and error, I've come up with this basic scone recipe which rivals the best.

Angela Martini

Serves: 12 

  • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 125ml (4 fl oz) milk
  • 2 tablespoons milk

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

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and enough milk to mix to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to a 2cm thickness. Cut into 5cm rounds and place on the prepared baking tray. Brush with milk to glaze.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam.

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Altered ingredient amounts. used self raising flour instead of plain half tsp of baking soda and 1tsp baking powder 30z of milk makes 8 Perfect scones enjoy - 01 Aug 2010

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