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Good cake is something that i need in my life, it sounds stupid, but i can't drink a brew without some form of biscuit, cake or sweet thing to partner with it. In many ways, i'm a slave to my sweet tooth but i'm not getting into this now. To satisfy this craving, i've always been a bit of a baker. Be it cakes, flapjacks, tray bakes, biscuits, whatever... the point is that i enjoy baking. Cooking, however, has always been secondary to me. I really enjoy creating Mexican feasts, I love a good quality steak and I can't really grumble at a homemade burger. Baking i just find to be more fun, tastier and generally just a more relaxing experience over cooking.

This weekend me and my better half were hunting out where we could find a good scone and, unfortunately, all of our local places weren't open. This predicament led to a suggestion that I could make an attempt at baking some at home. A great idea that would get us scones and let's be honest, probably taste better too.

There's nothing better than a freshly baked, home-made scone is there? A quick trip to the supermarket and I had all of the ingredients I needed to get baking!


  • 350g Self Raising Flour
  • 85g Butter (cubed)
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 3 tbsp of Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 175ml Milk (Warm)
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Raisins

How to make Scones

Before you start, pre-heat your oven to 200c if it's a fan oven or 220c if not.

  1. Put the flour, salt and caster sugar into a bowl.
  2. Add the butter and use your hands to combine the dry ingredients into a breadcrumb type texture.
  3. Heat the milk either on the stove or the microwave until it's warm, not hot.
  4. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the milk into the well.
  5. Using a knife, quickly combine the milk with the flour, etc and then stick your hands into the mix and knead the mix until it holds itself together.
  6. Throw some flour onto a surface and then put the mixture on top of the flour and pat into a 4cm thick patty.
  7. Using a 5/6cm cutter, cut the mix and place onto the pre-heated baking tray.
  8. Put the greaseproof paper onto the baking tray and then the scones onto the paper.
  9. Whisk the egg and then brush onto the top of the scones.
  10. Stick the scones into the oven for 10mins.
  11. Take them out and eat with cream and jam.



Make some!

If you decide to give this recipe a go, throw me a comment with a photo of your scones. I'm intrigued to see whether my instructions are easy enough to follow or not ;)