These are essentially British, delicious and simple to make… Get baking and fill your home with the smell of freshly baked scones!
It is no secret that I have always wanted to open my own cafe. And this is the sign that I will put up at the storefront when a batch of scones are hot and ready (Yes! I stole the idea from Kripsy Kreme’s neon sign!!).
Ingredients (serves 8):
Plain flour, for dusting
1.5 cups self-raising flour
40g butter, softened and cubed
3/4 cups milk
1 cup dried fruit, e.g. cranberries/ raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl.
- Rub butter into flour using your fingertips, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre. Add milk and mix until mixture forms a soft dough. Add in dried fruit if any.
- Knead gently until smooth (don’t overwork the dough or scones will be tough).
- Pat dough into 2cm-thick. Cut out 8 rounds using a 5cm round cutter.
- Place scones onto baking tray, 1cm apart. Sprinkle tops with a little plain flour.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and well risen.
- Serve warm with jam and cream.