Friday 7 December 2012

How to: bake scones

Scones are one of my very favourite things, but up until recently I had never actually tried to bake them. Turns out it's super easy & I am at great risk of becoming completely addicted. Ah well! Here's how you do it...

You'll need the following ingredients:
  • 225g of self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g of butter
  • 25g of caster sugar
  • 150ml of milk
  • 1 egg
  • handful of sultanas (optional)
& you should heat your oven to 220 degrees.

Start by measuring out the flour, salt & butter. 

Rub the mixture between your fingertips, until it looks like breadcrumbs. This will be easier if the butter is at room temperature & chopped into smaller pieces.

Stir in the sugar, make a well in the middle of the mixture and pour in the milk. Stir.

Add the sultanas and mush it all together until it starts to form a dough.

Then roll your dough out onto a floured surface (stops it sticking!) and use a cutter to stamp out your scones.  Keep re-rolling out the dough to use up all of it.

Beat the egg and lightly brush onto the top of each scone. Turns out I didn't actually have a pastry brush, so I just sort of smeared it on with a spoon instead (hence the gloopiness!). Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until the scones are well-risen and all lovely and golden.

Serve warm with butter and loads and loads of jam. Yum!


  1. Oh jeez... you have no idea. I am ALL ABOUT scones. I would eat them for every meal and turn into a blimp. I'm making these, it must be done!


  2. I adore scones (no sultanas though - ick!) These look divine, yum yum!

  3. Hmm homebaked scones are THE best!


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