Homemade scones

By Hope Malau
28 December 2015

Get ready for teatime with this basic quick scone recipe.

Makes: 15

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 10 min 

  • 500 ml (2 c) flour
  • 15 ml (1 T) baking powder
  • 2,5 ml (½ t) salt
  • 30 g castor sugar
  • 60 g butter
  • 200 ml (¾ c) milk
  • 1 egg mixed with 5 ml (1 t) water
  • jam to serve

Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and stir through.

2. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour in the milk and cut through with a butter knife.

3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly until the dough is smooth. Slightly flatten the dough and cut circles out of the dough with a cookie cutter.

4. Place on a baking tray, brush the tops with the egg wash and bake for 10 minutes.

5. Cool on a wire rack and serve with jam.

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