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Best ever scones

Serves   12
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

A must have in every kitchen, this classic Edmonds recipes for scones is quick and easy.

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scones

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

  • 3 cups standard flour
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • extra milk
  • 75g butter
  • 1 to 1½ cups milk, approximately

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Grease or flour a baking tray.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the milk and quickly mix with a round-bladed table knife to a soft dough. For light and tender scones the mixture should be quite soft and a little sticky. Scrape the dough onto the floured baking tray and flour the top.
  4. Working quickly, pat the dough out to 2cm thickness and with a floured knife cut it into 12 even-sized pieces, then separate the scones to allow 2cm space between them. Brush the tops with milk.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool, wrapped in a clean tea towel to keep them soft.

Serve warm with a dollop of cream and jam.