Saturday, 29 September 2012

the perfect scone.

What are you doing this weekend? How about baking a whole bunch of scones, like I did yesterday, and enjoying them with some clotted cream and jam? Cream teas are probably one of my most favourite sweet treats, and after using a couple of different recipes yesterday, I have decided this is the best one..

It's a slightly adapted Delia Smith Devonshire Scones recipe.. and this is how it goes.

225g self-raising flour, sieved
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
40g butter (room temperature)
150ml milk
Pinch of salt
(Clotted cream and jam to serve!)

• Pre-heat oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan-assisted and grease a baking tray or two.
• Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, then stir in the salt.
• With a knife, mix in the milk little by little.
• Flour your hands and knead slightly to a soft dough.
• Place your dough onto a floured surface and roll or press to about 4 or 5cm thick.
• Use fluted pastry/cookie cutters to cut out your scones, whatever size you like! Do NOT twist the cutters.
• Repeat until you have used all the dough.
• Place on baking tray, dust with flour and bake for about 10minutes, or until they rise and turn golden brown.
• Transfer them to a wire rack and eat them as soon as they are cool enough! They're lovely when still warm!

Let me know if you make any! They're a lovely Sunday afternoon tea treat!

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  1. scones are such a weakness for me, I absolutely adore them! I've never tried making my own though so I'll have to give this a go :) x

  2. Scones!!! Love them ^^ It's almost tea time here, aaaahhhh I'd love to have some of these today!!! hehe Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe xx

  3. I work next to a Bakery and nothing beats the smell of freshly baked Scones.!


  4. They look absolute delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

    Abigail Xx

  5. wow this looks so so yummy!
    i cant literaly take off my mind, all i want to do is having scones and tea! xxx

  6. They look gorgeous! I've saved the recipe to my favourites so I might have to spend my Sunday afternoon baking, you can't beat scones and tea! xx

  7. Wow, that picture has got me craving scones! Will have to give that recipe a try...


  8. Love scones so much, went through a period where I made scones every weekend... My dad blames my mum as she had a major scone craving when she was pregnant with me

  9. Yum. I love scones, especially with lashings and lashings of jam. I used to make them loads with my mum when I was younger but always seem to make cupcakes if I'm baking these days. You've inspired me to make scones this week now :)
    Kaz x

  10. I love scones and these ones look amazing! :)

  11. THANK YOU for posting this Lyzi, yours looked so good on instagram & I have been meaning to bake scones for ages xx

  12. Mm homemade scones are so lovely! Think it's about time I made another batch haha xx

  13. These look amazing! Baking is so therapeutic. I also love everything you wear <3.

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