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Traditional English Scone Recipe

Submitted by: Ian O'Leary
Makes 8-12 scones

Time to prepare: less than 30 minutes
Time to cook: 10 to 30 minutes

55g/2oz butter
225g/8oz self-raising flour
a pinch of salt
25g/1oz caster sugar
150ml/5fl oz milk

English Scone Recipe

Firstly heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Next mix together the salt, flour and butter. Stir in the caster sugar and then the milk until you get soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured work area and knead lightly. Pat to a round 2cm/¾ inch thick. Using a 5cm/2in cutter, stamp out the rounds and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet. Knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use up all of the mix. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.

Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter / jam / clotted cream.