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How To Make English Scones

How To Make English Scones

There's nothing more delicious, or quintessentially English, than a cream tea of scones, jam and cream. Here's how to make the perfect English scone.

Step 1: You will need

Preheat the oven to 200 C.

Sieve into a bowl 900 g plain flour with 3 tsp baking powder. Add 56 g of caster sugar and mix.

Break the butter into cubes, add rub into the dry ingredients. Keep going until the mixture is the consistency of bread crumbs.

Whisk 3 eggs together with 450 ml of milk. Gradually stir into the dry ingredients until it comes together as a soft dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly.

Use a floured rolling pin to roll out to about 2.5cm thick.

Cut out the scones and lay onto a baking sheet lined with grease proof paper. Brush with the left over egg wash and place in oven for 15 minutes.

Serve with jam and cream.