It is not often that I bake scones – not sure why actually. But if you love scones, you should always bake them yourself. It is so easy and only takes a small bit of time and the result is so much better than the shop bought ones – unless you go to a cafe that bakes their own of course.
Here is my recipe which I think is foolproof:
- 450g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 50g caster sugar (or more if you like yours sweet)
- 110g soft unsalted butter (diced)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 50ml double cream
- 200ml milk
- egg wash to glaze
Preheat the oven to 180/Gas 4.
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Make a well in the centre and add the egg, cream and enough milk to moisten (you might need more milk – but start with less just in case). Mix well until you have a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll out – approx. 2.5 cm thick. using a round pastry cutter, cut out rounds and transfer to a baking tray – lined with parchment paper. Brush with the egg wash and bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve with whipped cream and jam – Bon appetit