Classic Scone Recipe

Scones, Cream and Jam

Classic scones are perfect for afternoon teas and picnics filled with generous servings of jam and cream. This great recipe is simple to make and ready in no time!

Makes: 8 Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten to glaze


1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl, add the salt to the flour, then add the baking powder and mix. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until crumb like then stir through the sugar.

2. Pour the milk and vanilla extract into the dry ingredients and use a knife to combine until a dough. If the mixture is too wet, add some more flour. Tip out onto a floured surface and gently roll out until 4cm thick. 

3. Cut out rounds using a fluted cutter approx 5 cm diameter and place onto a baking sheet then brush with beaten egg. Bake for 10 minutes until risen and golden brown. Enjoy hot or cold with lashings of jam and cream!