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Homemade Scones

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This video shows you how to make fresh plain sweet scones at home in easy step by step instructions. These are perfect for a special teatime treat served with jam and thick clotted cream - a traditional  English cream tea.

The video also gives hints and tips on making fruit scones and savoury scones. See below for full written recipe.




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Traditional Scones Veg   British   CD  CBF    20mins

An easy to make traditional plain scone recipe perfect for an English "Cream Tea"


Makes 9     Cold  Vegetarian  Baked Fayre   Pastries  Teatime  Baked Fayre   Eggless Britain  Europe

225g/8oz Self Raising Flour

teasp Salt
50g/2oz Butter or Margarine, cubed
50g/2oz Sugar
120ml/4fl.oz. Milk

Beaten Egg or milk to glaze
Jam and butter, whipped or Clotted Cream to serve



1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7 and line a baking sheet with parchment or baking paper. Alternatively, lightly grease the baking sheet.

2. Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, add the butter and rub in with with your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

3. Stir in the sugar then add half the milk stirring well with a knife until the mixture begins to stick together. Add more of the milk, a little at a time then collect the mixture together with your hand to form a smooth, fairly soft dough. Do not knead.

4. Turn it on to a lightly floured board, form into a round flat shape about  2.5cm/1 inche thick then cut out 5cm/2inch rounds using a straight-sided or fluted pastry cutter. Place the scones on the lined baking tray spacing well apart and brush the tops with a little milk or beaten egg.

5. Bake towards the top of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden and well risen. Cool on a wire rack.

6. To serve - cut the scones in half horizontally and fill with Jam and butter or cream.

These are often served as part of a traditional English Cream Tea.


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