Recipe for scones and tea at home

I’ve been on a serious health kick since getting home from holiday and I’ll tell you all about that soon, but today I want to share a treat from the weekend. We’ve been planning this for a while, you see, he’s a great scone baker and I’m a great scone eater. We really are a match made in heaven. If you fancy replicating this, and I really recommend you do, then read on.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Ingredients (makes 8 scones)

8 oz of plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder

OR 

8 oz of self raising flour

PLUS 

a pinch of salt
2 oz of butter
1 oz of caster sugar
0.25 pint of milk

You will also need your choice of topping. We went for the classic: strawberry jam and clotted cream with a pot of English Breakfast tea.

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The recipe 

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees centigrade (200 degrees for a fan oven).

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the butter cubed and rub together with the tips of your fingers until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Next, mix in the sugar then make a well in the centre of the mix and add the milk, slightly warmed. Stir together with an ordinary knife until the mixture comes together as a soft dough.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Empty the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and fold the dough on itself a few times if needed to bind the mixture into a cohesive dough. Flatten with your hands until approx 2 cm thick.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Cut your scones using pastry cutters, or an equivalent. We used a wine glass!

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Recombine the dough when you’ve cut as many scones as possible, then repeat the instructions above.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Put the scones on a lightly greased baking tray or a sheet of baking parchment and cook in the middle of the oven for approx 10 minutes.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Leave to cool for 30-40 mins and eat with latherings of butter, jam and clotted cream. Delicious! If you can’t eat all 8 in one sitting then, firstly, what’s wrong with you? But secondly, leave them to completely cool then freeze.

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Homemade scones via A Life Less Physical

Yummmm! Enjoy. x

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