Fancy a quintessentially British sweet treat? These simple but tasty scones are perfect for traditional afternoon tea or just if you fancy a snack! They are best served warm with jam and clotted cream.

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(Makes around 12 scones)

225g self-raising flour

40g butter or margarine at room temperature

1½ tablespoons caster sugar

A pinch of salt

150ml milk

A little extra flour


  1. Pre-heat the oven to approximately 200°C and then grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour and rub the butter into it with your fingers. Then stir in the sugar and salt.
  3. Next, mix in the milk using a knife, only pouring in small amounts at a time. The mixture should start to come together and at this point, you should flour your hands and the knead the mixture into a soft dough. (If the dough is too dry, you can add more milk to bind it together).
  4. Flour a pastry board and roll out your dough using a floured rolling pin, no less than 2cm thick. Then use a round cutter of your choice about 4 or 5cm in diameter. Push the cutter in sharply and do not twist it otherwise the scones change shape!
  5. Make sure that you use all the rough edges of dough to create as many scones as you can by rolling it up again.
  6. Place all the scones on your baking sheet, dusting each with a bit of flour, and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  7. Finally, cool the scones on a wire rack and eat them whilst they are fresh! Enjoy!

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Lauren x


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