Friday, 17 May 2013

Making English Scones

My friend came over yesterday and showed me how to make proper English Scones.  When our family  are out and about touring it is always a treat to stop at a little tea shop and have a cup of tea and a scone.  I will miss that when we return to the states, but now I can make my very own:)

Ingredients flour, sugar, salt, margarine,  egg, milk, raisins  baking powder 

sift 8 oz self raising flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 oz sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
then add 2 oz soften (not melted) margarine and crumpled into the mixture by hand

add 1 beaten egg and gradually add milk (very little at a time) until the the mixture all sticks together

add 1/2 cup raisins, mix but don't over handle the dough to much

place into a greased round tin, this batter will raise so spread it out.

You can add lines with a knife if you like

brush a little egg or milk to the top

Bake for approx. 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Use the tooth pick test to see if the inside is done

You can add butter, jam to your scone but the way my family likes it is:
to add lots of clotted cream

Then add raspberry or strawberry jam to it and serve with a fresh pot of English tea!!!
This is an excellent recipe.  Not sure if you can find clotted cream in the states but it is the best cream ever!!!!



  1. Yea! Another yummy English recipe to pin! Do the English use self-rising flour a lot? I actually had a bit of trouble finding it to make to sponge cake. I think people here tend to just use regular flour and add baking powder/soda as needed. It would be an interesting study to see why the English use self-rising and the Americans don't!

  2. Hello,
    fyi, to make self raising flour from plain (all purpose) flour, add 2 tsps baking powder per cup of flour.
    Yeah, we do use SR flour a lot - very lazy, we are!!

    Anna-Marie, did you notice the missing ingredient in the photograph? Was that significant do you think??? ;-D

    Did the Viking appreciate the scones??

  3. oops just fixed husband loved them, ate the all up and wants me to bake some more:)

  4. I made scones a few weeks ago from scone mix. My friend gave it to use when she moved. They were pretty good. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I love scones. Thanks you for the tutorial. These are probably the real scones; they don't look Americanized.
    Blessings and hugs!

  6. These look divine!!
    Great lesson in scone making...thank you for linking to Memoir Monday!