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Classic Scones

Rekha Unni
8 minutes
Prep Time
11 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Classic Scones RECIPE

Traditional mouth watering British breakfast served with clotted cream and berry jam

Recipe Tags

  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • British
  • Baking
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 3/4 cup flour
  2. 1 tsp Baking powder
  3. 80 gms butter cut in cubes
  4. 4 tbsp caster sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp lemon juice
  7. 1/2 egg beaten
  8. salt Pinch
  9. 3/4 cup warm milk
  10. 8-9 tsp clotted cream for serving
  11. 8-9 tsp berry jam for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 180, line baking tray with parchment paper
  2. Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder well. Add butter and mix until it's crumbled
  3. Add vanilla extract and lemon juice. Mix well
  4. Make well in centre, add warm milk. Using spoon mix everything. Now knead malleable soft dough
  5. Place dough in 4 cm round pan. Dip a 4-5 cm cookie cutter in flour and cut into rounds. Place on baking tray leaving gap between them. Do until dough is completed. Brush the top of scones with beaten egg
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden on top or until scones are risen
  7. Allow to cool slightly. Cut the scone from centre. Apply jam and top with cream. Serve warm

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