Basic Plain Scones

    20 minutes

    This is a very simple scone recipe that produces plain scones that are just waiting for a jam and whipped cream topping.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) self-raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 30g caster sugar
    • 50g margarine or butter, cubed
    • 1 egg
    • 100ml milk

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Place flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Add cubed butter and rub in until resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    3. Break the egg into a measuring jug and add milk up to 150ml then whisk together.
    4. Add most of the egg mix to the flour mixture; reserve a little to brush over tops later. Mix to a soft dough.
    5. Place on a floured surface and roll out to 2cm thickness. Cut with a 5cm round cutter or cut into squares with a knife. Place on baking tray brush with reserved egg wash.
    6. Bake for about 10 minutes until risen and a light golden brown.

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    so fluffy and light  -  10 Jan 2016


    just tried this recipe and will use it again had no buttermilk so used a big squirt of lemon juice brill had to fight the wife off no cream just butter and jam LOVELY  -  09 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)