English Scones

What you need:

  • 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs icing sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 - 1.5 cups milk

Are you looking for something fun and easy to make to celebrate for a weekend brunch?

How about traditional English scones?

The origin of scones is thought to have come from Scotland, but in the middle of the 19th century the concept of afternoon tea was born in England, and the scone with cream and preserves was born.

How to assemble:

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 210°C. Sift flour, baking powder and icing sugar together.
  • Step 2: Stir in egg, butter and then add milk a little at a time until you have formed a slightly sticky dough.
  • Step 3: Turn out onto a floured board and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Step 4: Roll to 2 cm thickness. Cut out circles with a glass, dipping it in flour between cuts. (you could also use a 5 cm round cookie cutter).
  • Step 5: Place scones close together on parchment paper covered baking sheet and rest for a further 10 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Cut scone in half and serve with butter, cream and jam to serve.

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