British Scones Recipe

British Scones Recipe
Category: Dessert

Description: British scones, a delightful treat often enjoyed with clotted cream and jam. This recipe yields light and fluffy scones that are perfect for afternoon tea. Gather the following ingredients:


Preparation Mode:

Start by preheating your oven to 220°C (200°C for fan ovens) or gas mark 7. In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour, diced cold butter, caster sugar, and a pinch of salt. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix quickly with a fork until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix; the key to light scones is handling the dough as little as possible.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat it to about 2.5cm thickness. Use a round cutter to cut out the scones and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the scones in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown and well-risen.

Once baked, transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve the scones warm, sliced in half, with a generous dollop of clotted cream and a spoonful of your favorite jam. Traditional choices include strawberry or raspberry jam.

Accompany your scones with a cup of tea for the perfect British afternoon tea experience.Enjoy these light and fluffy British scones as a delightful treat during tea time or any special occasion. The combination of the buttery scones, rich clotted cream, and sweet jam is a classic and timeless indulgence that captures the essence of British culinary traditions.