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Cream Tea Scones


These scones are crumbly. They are lovely to serve with afternoon tea with a few friends on Boxing

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  • 200g SR flour
  • ½teasp. salt
  • 50g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 125ml milk
  • ½ egg yolk (glaze)
  • Icing sugar for dusting


servings 18
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cream Tea Scones - Step 1

Sieve flour in a large bowl.
Add in soften butter. Use a hand mixer to mix the flour and butter for I minute till it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Add in sugar and milk. Mix to a soft but not sticky dough.
Turn the dough onto a flour board. Roll out into 1 cm thick. Cut out 18 rounds with a fluted 4cm diameter cutter.

Step 3

Place the scones on a greased baking tin. Brush the tops with beaten egg yolk. Bake in a preheated oven (230C/450F/ Gas mark 8) for 7-10 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Serve fresh with butter, clotted cream and strawberry jam and a dust of icing sugar on top.

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