Scones are a quick and easy treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. This English scones recipe yields light and fluffy scones that are perfect for enjoying with tea or coffee. Add your favorite jams or preserves for a delicious afternoon snack. Try it out.
For the best results, use fresh ingredients and follow the recipe instructions carefully. You’ll have delicious scones in no time!
Since when have scones been around?
Scones are a quick and easy treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. Scones have been around for centuries and were originally made with oatmeal and barley flour. Today, scones are made with a variety of different flours and can be enjoyed plain or with a variety of toppings.
What are scones and how are they being served?
I am glad you asked. Scones are a popular tea time treat. They are typically served with clotted cream and jam. Clotted cream is a thick, rich cream that is made by slowly heating milk until the cream rises to the top and forms a thick layer.
My plain scones give you freedom to add whatever you like along with them. I went for strawberr jam, as this is one of my favourite fruity sin!
Easy Peasy Scones Recipe
- 400 g self raising flour
- 60 g caster sugar
- a good pinch of salt
- 100 g sultanas optional
- 60 ml sunflower oil
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 190° C (375° F).
- Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the sultanas if you are making fruit scones. Add enough milk to the sunflower oil and beaten egg to make up to 250 ml.Then add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture.Mix lightly until the mixture comes together and you have a soft but not sticky dough.
- Turn it out on to a lightly floured surface and pat it slightly to a height of about 3 cm.
- Cut into circles using a cookie cutter (do not twist the cookie cutter as this will stop them rising). Put the scones onto a baking tray.You can brush the tops with some of the milk/egg mixture but I prefer not to.
- Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack. Then serve with strawberry jam and clotted cream.