Basic Scone Recipe

Make a traditional Scone in 5 easy steps

Step 1….Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl.

Step 2…. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 3….Make a well in the centre. Add 1 cup of milk. Mix with a flat-bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more milk if required.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (don’t knead dough too much or scones will be tough).

Step 4….Pat dough into a 2cm-thick round. Using a 5cm (diameter) round cutter, cut out 12 rounds.
Press dough together and cut out remaining 4 rounds.

Step 5….Place scones onto prepared baking tray, 1cm apart. Sprinkle tops with a little plain flour.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and well risen. Transfer to a wire rack.

Serve warm with jam and cream and your favourite tea.

Relax and enjoy!