A few friends have asked me recently for my scone recipe. It is really easy, and I thought the best way to share it would be here...
2 Cups Self Raising Flour
50g Butter (the butter must be hard, and fridge cold)
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
3/4 Cups Milk (I use rice milk- it does the same job)
Place flour and salt into large bowl. Chop up the butter into cubes, and add to the bowl.
Rub the butter and flour between your fingers, until all butter lumps are gone, and the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. (This step is important- it is what makes them so light and fluffy)
Add the sugar and mix well. Make a well in the centre, and pour in the milk.
Mix into a dough.
Using your hands, lightly knead the dough.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and flatten until it is approx 1 inch thick. Use a scone cutter/biscuit cutter to create each scone (or just cut the dough into pieces with a knife). The dough will make approx 6 large scones.
Place them on a lined baking tray (I use baking paper), next to each other.
Brush the tops with a little more milk, and bake in a moderately-hot oven (approx 200.c.) for around 13-15 minutes. (My oven is very fast, as it is fan forced. You may need to experiment with temperatures and timing)
Serve with different jams and cream. Why not get out the pretty tea set too!?