Easy Scone Recipe for National Cream Tea Day

My recipe for scones is this little treat, I need from time to time. What day is better than National Cream Tea Day? Right.

Now I’m not usually one to celebrate National food days but I couldn’t let National Cream Tea Day go by without a little mention.  A light feathery scone topped with strawberry jam and finished off with a dollop of cool, creamy clotted cream is one of my many guilty pleasures.

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!

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Yummy Scones

Scones are a truly traditional treat for any occasion. Our scone recipe is easy to bake. You will love it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Tea Time
Cuisine British
Servings 6 scones

Ingredients
  

  • 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
  • milk


Instructions
 

  • 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 250ml.


  • 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 3cm.


  • 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.
Keyword Tea
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Enjoy!

Susan

Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest trends, share my travel discoveries and enjoy improving home and garden.

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