Classic scones

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Classic scones
Classic scones
Servings:Servings: 10 - Makes 10 classic scones
Calories per serving:131
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:4th October 2012

This recipe makes light textured scones which are best eaten warm with butter or cream. They don't keep that well so freeze any excess.


Ingredients

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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 220° C (425° F - gas 7)

Method

  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, add the salt, butter and sugar
  2. Rub the butter into the flour then add the milk or buttermilk and mix to make a soft dough.
  3. This can also be done in a food processor.
  4. Tip out onto a floured worktop and knead lightly.
  5. Roll out to 2 cm (¾") thick and them cut into rounds with a 5 cm (2") pastry cutter.
  6. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.
  7. Place onto a lightly greased baking tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they have risen and turned golden.

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