The Perfect Scone Recipe

The Perfect Scone Recipe

The Perfect Scone Recipe

Scones are one of life’s simple pleasures. There really isn’t anything much better than biting into a scone covered in a thick layer of sweet jam and topped off with a dollop of cream.

There are so many variations of the humble scone recipe out there, but this would have to be one of the easiest (and yummiest) recipes going around – it is the perfect scone recipe. Just follow a few simple tips, and you will have great scones in no time.

1. Use cold butter – straight from the fridge is best.
2. Use a butter knife to combine your ingredients – don’t over mix!
3. Flatten the dough gently with your hands – not a rolling pin.
4. Place your scones close together on the baking tray – you want them to almost be touching.
5. Bake in a VERY hot oven – the hotter the better!

You will need:

  • 4 cups of self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of butter – chilled and cubed.
  • 2 1/3 cups of milk – plus 1/4 cup extra to brush the top of the scones with before baking.

Let’s put it together:

Preheat oven to 230 degrees C (445 F), and line a baking tray with baking paper.

The Perfect Scone

Sift the flour and salt together in a large bowl.
Rub the cubed butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Slowly add approximately 2 cups of milk whilst gently mixing in with butter knife. If your mixture is still a little dry, add a bit more milk.

The Perfect Scone

Once dough is starting to come together, pour onto floured bench. Using your hands, gently bring the dough together and flatten slightly.

The Perfect Scone

Cut out your scones using a round cutter, and place close together on the tray.

The Perfect Scone

Brush a little milk over the top of scones before placing in the oven for 13 minutes.

The Perfect Scone

To test is scone is cooked, it will make a hollow sound when the bottom is tapped.

The Perfect Scone Recipe

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The Perfect Scone Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of butter – chilled and cubed.
  • 2 1/3 cups of milk – plus 1/4 cup extra to brush the top of the scones with before baking.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C (445 F), and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift the flour and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Rub the cubed butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Slowly add approximately 2 cups of milk whilst gently mixing in with butter knife. If your mixture is still a little dry, add a bit more milk.
  5. Once dough is starting to come together, pour onto floured bench. Using your hands, gently bring the dough together and flatten slightly.
  6. Cut out your scones using a round cutter, and place close together on the tray.
  7. Brush a little milk over the top of scones before placing in the oven for 13 minutes.
  8. To test is scone is cooked, it will make a hollow sound when the bottom is tapped.
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