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Plain Scones!

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Cooking time

5 minutes cooling time!


Serves 5

These gorgeous plain scones are creamy and a lovely treat for tea time. Best with jam/butter and should make round about 9!

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  • Scones
  • 225g / 9oz plain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50g / 2oz butter
  • 25g / 1oz caster sugar
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 medium egg


    1. Preheat oven to 450°F / 230°C / gas 8 and lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    3. Stir in the sugar. Add all the milk and mix lightly into a soft dough.
    4. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead briefly. Do not overwork the dough or your scones will be tough!
    5. Roll the dough out to 1.25cm / 1/2 in thickness and cut out rounds.
    6. Place on the greased baking tray. Brush the tops with beaten egg and bake for 7-10 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.
    7. Cool on a wire rack!

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Followed this recipe this morning and whilst the scones looked and smelled great, they did not taste very nice at all. I just followed the recipe blindly but my (unfortunate!) recipients told that the horrible taste is due to too much baking powder. Not sure how much you should put in but 4 teaspoons is far too much. Is this a typo on the ingredients list?!