Saturday, February 09, 2013

Plain Scones

Recently I've been eating sweets for breakfast. I bought some raspberry jam and wanted to make some bread to eat it with but didn't really  want to make a sandwich bread again. First I was attracted by homemade english muffins (which I will be definitely trying) but this time I made simple scones. I couldn't think of anything easier to make. They're flaky and slightly salty what I really loved. The combination of sweet and salty is always a winner. But I'm sure these would taste fine with cheese or any other spread too.

250g/2 cups self-raising flour
pinch of salt
30g unsalted butter
125ml/1/2 cup milk
80ml/1/3 cup water
milk, extra, to glaze

1) Preheat oven to 210 deg. C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2) Sift the flour and salt. Add the butter and rub in lightly using your fingertips.

3) Make a well in the centre of the flour. Add almost all of the milk and water. Mix with a flat-bladed knife to a soft dough, adding more liquid, if necessary.

4) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead breafly until smooth. Press or roll out the dough to form a round about 1-2cm/1/2-1/3inch thick.

5) Cut the dough into 5cm/2inch rounds. Place them on your baking tray and glaze with milk. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with jam or whatever you like!

Makes 12 scones.


  1. I really like both english muffins and scones. If I'm in a hurry, I make scones, you have them in a whike, and they are to die for!!

    The good think is that scones can be used for sweet or savory, put bits of something (lemon string, blueberries, chives and cheese, garlic!)
    Sometimes, my boyr and I have eaten hamburguers or meat in scones!!

    And the english muffins, try them soom, they're really delicious, and an easy bread to make.
    I make them also with spinach, and they have a beautiful green and are really delicious!!

    1. I want to try so many recipes with scones! In the first place I want to try blueberry scones. And I also have a wonderful recipe of banana scones. But garlic or cheese scones sound so good, too! Especially with cheese, I bet they're amazing.

  2. I am totally making this asap .. looks delicious!

    1. Yey! Don't forget to put some jam on them!

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