Easy fluffy scones

Easy fluffy scones

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 9

These are the business - light but with a nice crusty outside

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
233
protein
5g
carbs
36g
fat
9g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
9g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 150g pot natural full-fat yogurt
  • 4 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk, to glaze

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Method

  1. Put a baking sheet in the oven at 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour, salt and baking powder into a food processor, then whizz in the butter until it disappears. Pulse in the sugar, tip into a large bowl, then make a well in the middle.
  2. Warm the yogurt, milk and vanilla together in the microwave for 1 min or in a pan; it should be hot and may well go a bit lumpy-looking. Tip into the bowl and quickly work into the flour mix using a cutlery knife. As soon as it’s all in, stop.
  3. Tip the dough onto a floured surface, then, with floured hands, fold the dough over a few times – just enough to create a smoothish dough. Press out to about 4cm/1½in thick, dip a 7cm cutter into more flour, then stamp out 4 rounds, flouring the cutter each time. Squash the remainder lightly together, then repeat until the dough is used up. Brush tops with egg wash, scatter flour over the hot sheet, then lift the scones on. Bake for 12 mins until risen and golden. Best eaten just-warm, or on the day.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009

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mushtywoof's picture
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Made these with my 7 yr old daughter, they were easy to make and tasted delicious, esp with cream and jam. Will make again.

thomaspcat's picture
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Excellent results every time.

indybob's picture
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I've never made scones before and these were great! turned out really light and fluffy =)

neelzp's picture
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Me and my 5 year old son have just managed to cook some fab scones using this recipe, they came out so nice we didn't even wait for them to cool down! Slap some cream and jam.. off we go! Excellent!

redsetter5's picture
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Just great - fast to make and even faster being eaten!
A lovely recipe that's so easy to do.

scottyjill's picture

I only got the recipe today 24/5/2010 i made the scones as it says and they turned out loverly and the taste beautiful i will be doing them again.

janty701's picture
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Amazing recipe. I double the ingredients in my Kenwood when friends come round and the results are always perfect.

minettc3's picture
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Best ever turned out perfect. So good I made another batch for my mother.

normalowe's picture
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I have made scones using various recipes. This is the best ever.
I made them with my 3 year old grandson and they still turned out great. He loves them! I've tried them plain and with raisins and sultanas. I'm going to try them with dates and with cheese and a little mustard.

nancourt's picture

Has anyone tried making these with gluten free flour? I am coeliac.

zenyogi's picture
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My scones are usually like bricks, but this recipe worked perfectly. I made these by hand (no food processor), they were really quick and came out very light and fluffy. Very nice served with cream cheese and bramble jelly.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Lovely scones but I took CFL recipes tip and halved the sugar and they turned out fine. However, I only got 5 scones from the recipe and it says it should make 9. They were very tall though :)

ardanbothar's picture
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Best scones I've tasted!! Easy to make and bake!! I make a fresh batch everyday!!! The children love them!!!

beamuffin's picture
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very easy and very quick, this recipe deserves five stars!

stesar's picture
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I made this & they were the best scones I have ever made. We enjoyed them.

smallasapeanut's picture
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The worst scone mix i think i've tried, it was easy to do and they came out looking fab but the taste results were disappointing, rather dry i thought.

my-petal's picture
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sorry..forgot my star rating...

my-petal's picture
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I have been making scones since I was about 10 or 11..about 50 years! I have used many different recipes with good and bad results, but my search is over..this is the only recipe I need..I also do not have a processor, and just rubbed the butter in, then added the fruit. I also made plain ones, and they were brilliant. I used Aldi's flour, yogurt and butter. the sweetness is just right for me, and I don't like too sweet a scone..we are all different..

skingdowne_waitrose's picture

I just spent half an hour with a non-cooking 11 year-old and we produced a seriously good result despite some rough handling of the dough! A perfect start for a beginner. Thanks

cakeanyone's picture
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Lovely and light. I don't have a food processor so softened the butter and just mixed it in well with dried ingredients and they were excellent. Peacocks problem with the cherries (above) wouldn't occur using this method.

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