Scones

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Homemade scones are so unbelievable cheap and easy to make, that I’m not even sorry that I’m one of those people who just won’t put up with shop-bought scones. In fact these are SOOOOO easy to make that sometimes I’ll decide to have my own little at-home  afternoon tea, just because I fancy it… as you can see from the photo! Personally I like my scones with raisins in them, my dad would say that’s non-negotiable, but you can have them how you like. The real question is, do you go cream then jam… or jam then cream?

PREHEAT OVEN TO 220˚C/ GAS 7

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 55g butter – room temperature
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 100g raisins
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 beaten egg or, to prevent waste a little milk to glaze
  • pinch of salt
  1. Mix together the flour and salt
  2. Time to get your hands dirty… rub in the butter, until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar, sultanas and the milk and mix together until you get a nice soft, smooth dough (I like to use my hands for all of this!)
  4. Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured surface, and roll out evenly to about 2cm thick and cut with a cookie cutter (about 5cm, but you can go smaller or bigger depending on preference)
  5. Brush the tops of the scones with egg or a little milk
  6. Bake for 12-15minutes
  7. Serve with clotted cream and jam!

 

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