I love just plain warm scones, I know traditional scones have fruit in but I don’t like fruit in bread therefore nice plain scones. I have been wanting to make my own scones for a long time but wanted to make sure I could give my full attention to them as on days that I work, I always fit recipes in before or after work. I did this on my day off so I could make sure they were not rushed.
Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter and good jam and maybe some clotted cream.
Me and mum enjoyed this by having our own afternoon tea. I also took some to work for the ladies I work with and they enjoyed them as well. I’ll admit they look a bit small but are perfect because you can have more than 2 without struggling.