the half brit in me loves a good scone. i hadn’t made them for ages and had actually forgotten just how easy and satisfying they are to whip up.

weigh the flour into a mixing bowl and mix through the salt. chop the butter (firm cold butter works best here) into small cubes and rub into flour until you have a consistent bread crumb like texture. mix in the sugar. now… the trick for getting nice light scones is to barely work the dough at all, you just want it to hold together and your done, so… add the milk to the bowl and fold together with your hands until its kind of one ball. turn out onto a heavily floured bench and press together until about 2 cm thick. don’t mix or kneed it too much! cut into squares, or use nice small round cookie cutters to make your scones.

place on a baking paper lined oven tray and bake at 220 deg for 12 – 15ish minutes until they have risen and browned on top.

serve with your favorite jam and tons of cream (and a nice hot cuppa tea!)

220g self raising flour
pinch of salt
50g butter
25g caster sugar
150ml milk

* to make date scones, roughly chop half a cup of dates and soak in the milk for about 20 min to soften. add this mix when you would normally add the milk. if you are using the dates there is no need to add the sugar as they will be sweet enough.