My trusty scone recipe started out life on the BBC GoodFood website. Over the years though, it’s had a few tweaks here and there.
This recipe will produce 12 good-sized (and by good-sized I mean LARGE) scones.
360g Self Raising flour
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
95g Butter, cold
3 tablespoons of caster sugar (heaped!)
175ml of Semi-Skimmed Milk, warmed through
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
(and whatever filling your heart desires!)
Put the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl along with the butter. Mix with hands until it becomes a fine breadcrumb texture. Next mix in the sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together the warmed milk and vanilla extract. Make a well in the flour bowl and pour the liquid into it. Using a wooden spoon, slowly mix together until it forms a slightly wet dough.
Once the mixture has come together, turn out on to a lightly floured surface and gently knead. As soon as the dough starts to smooth out – stop. Roll the dough to about a 4-5cms thickness and cut out your scones.
Place them on a greased and floured tray and bake at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.