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.
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.
- 350 g Self-Raising Flour
- 85 g Unsalted Butter
- 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 175 ml Milk
- 1 Egg beaten, to glaze
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the self-raising flour into a large bowl with ¼ tsp salt and the baking powder, then mix.
- Add the butter, then rub in with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the caster sugar.
- Put the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 secs until warm, but not hot. Add the vanilla extract and a squeeze of lemon juice, then set aside for a moment.
- Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Dredge the dough and your hands with a little more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother. Pat into a round about 4cm deep.
- Eat just warm or cold on the day of baking, generously topped with jam and clotted cream.