Baking with Mrs Bouw: Basic Scones!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Last week the girls and I whipped up a batch of fresh scones (yum!) and it dawned on me that whilst scones are LOVED by many, there may be some of you out there who have never attempted to make them yourself or have tried but haven't gotten it quite right. So, here is the fool proof recipe I use to make basic scones! Served warm with butter and jam (and fresh cream if that's your thing... although I'm not a big fan of cream) it's hard to beat homemade scones and hard to stop at just one! ;)

Basic Scones


2 1/2 cups of self raising flour, sifted
1 tbs caster sugar
Pinch salt
30 grams butter
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water, approximately
2 tsp extra milk


- Preheat the oven to 240c (220c if fan forced)
- Line a baking tray with baking paper (or you can grease with butter)
- Combine sifted flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Rub in the butter using your finger tips.
- Stir in the milk and enough water to make a soft, sticky dough.
- Dust your workspace with a little extra flour, turn out dough and kneed quickly and lightly until smooth.
- Using your hands, press dough out evenly until around 2cm in thickness and then using a 5cm round cutter (I use a small glass, dusted slightly with flour) cut into rounds.
- Place rounds onto tray and brush the tops with extra milk (this gives them a nice glaze).
- Bake for approximately 13-15 minutes.
- Turn on to wire rack to cool slightly (or if you are like me, cut one open immediately and spread with butter... yum!).
- Serve with Jam, cream, marmalade or what ever takes your fancy.
- Enjoy!

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