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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

A [very] simple scone recipe.

Ever since having afternoon tea round my brother's the other weekend, I had been keen to make scones. Having never made them before I was after a simple, straight-forward recipe. That's where Pinterest came in handy! I found this recipe, which I altered slightly as I didn't have plain flour, just self-raising - so I scrapped the baking powder. This recipe gave me a good excuse to use my new measuring cups!

2 cups sifted self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp margarine
3/4 cup milk


1. Mix the flour and salt together.

2. Add the margarine and milk.

3. Put the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.

4. Pat dough flat and cut into 6 rounds...I actually used a butterfly shaped cutter - who says scones have to be round?

5. Place the scones on your prepared baking tray and sprinkle with a little flour. Bake in the oven at 240°C until golden brown. Mine took around 20 minutes.


6. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Enjoy with cream and jam! Or try chocolate philly on them, like I did...


I think next time I will adapt this recipe to make some savoury cheese scones. I LOVE cheese scones!

1 comment:

  1. ooh I've made scones many times in the past but never thought to use different shaped cutters! fab idea :)