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Scones recipe: How to make scones

Fancy a sweet treat but can’t be bothered to spend hours making a cake? A batch of scones can be made in just 20 minutes from start to finish. talks you through BBC Good Food’s scone recipe.


• 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
• ¼ tsp salt
• 1 tsp baking powder 
• 85g butter , cut into cubes
• 3 tbsp caster sugar
• 175ml milk 
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• squeeze lemon juice (see Know-how below)
• beaten egg, to glaze
• jam and clotted cream, to serve

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Step 11

Plunge into the dough, then repeat until you have four scones.

You may need to press what’s left of the dough back into a round to cut out another four.

Step 12

Brush the tops with a beaten egg, then carefully place onto the hot baking tray.

Step 13

Bake for 10 mins until risen and golden on the top.

Eat just warm or cold on the day of baking, generously topped with jam and clotted cream.

Step 14

If freezing, freeze once cool. Defrost, then put in a low oven (about 160C/fan140C/gas 3) for a few mins to refresh.


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