“Classic” English fruit scones

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“Classic” English fruit scones, perfect with jam and cream. These light and fully scones are nothing like store bought ones. And absolutely perfect on a warm summers’ day with fresh cream and strawberry jam


I can now whip up a batch of Scones in 15min including cooking time, Great for then you have short notice guests.

The milk and lemon juice sounds … well, odd, but it works.


Yield: 12

"Classic" English fruit scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

"Classic" English fruit scones, perfect with jam and cream. These light and fully scones are nothing like store bought ones. And absolutely perfect on a warm summers' day with fresh cream and strawberry jam

Ingredients

  • 350 grams self-raising flour.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 90 grams butter
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 170 ml milk
  • juice of a lemon
  • 100 grams sultanas
  • Egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7/ 425F
  2. In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the butter and rub the mixture to form "bread crumbs".
  4. Stir in the sugar and mix well.
  5. Take the milk and microwave for 10/20 seconds, so the milk is warm, but not hot. Add the vanilla extract, then pour in the add the lemon juice, stirring well.
  6. Make a well in the dry mix and pour in the milk mixture and stir well with a knife to form a dough, remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a floured surface.
  7. Make the dough roughly 4 cm / 1 1/2 inch deep and cut out using a 5 cm / 2-inch pastry cutter, remoulding the dough when required.
  8. Brush the tops with egg wash.
  9. Place in the oven for 10 minutes until golden.
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