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3 Tricks to The Perfect English Scone

There really are few things more heartwarming than the perfect English scones filled with jam and lashings of clotted cream (or if there ’has’ to be an alternative – because you’re an Expat and it takes about 24hrs to make your own clotted cream and all of 24 minutes to make your scone – whipped cream). There are secrets to be revealed here as to why this recipe makes fail-proof delicious light scones every time. Six ingredient simplicity & we have Evelyn Rose and The Complete Jewish Cookbook to thank (here).

3 Tricks to The Perfect English Scone

The Perfect English Scone

Makes 8-10 scones.

– 225 g (4 ¼ dl / 2 cups) plain flour and 1 tbsp baking powder

…OR 225 g (4 ¼ dl / 2 cups) self-raising flour and 1tsp baking powder

…OR 225 g (4 ¼ dl / 2 cups) plain flour and 1tsp bicarbonate of soda and 2tsp cream of tartar

…yes you can pin this fantastic conversion and keep it handy for all your other recipes too!

– 25 g sugar (2 tbsp)

– ½ tsp salt

– 40 g butter (3 tbsp)

– 125 ml milk, and a little extra for the glaze (2/3 cup)



Let the scones cool slightly on a wire rack…


3 Tricks to The Perfect English Scone
3 Tricks to a Perfect English Scone

1) Add all the liquid at once for a light fluffy texture

2) Use the back of a round knife to cut through the dry ingredients to moisten them evenly and make a non-sticky dough

3) Make sure the oven is at 230C/450F before putting the scones in – the heat is essential to activate the large amount of raising agent in the dough and get them large and airy.


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  1. This is by far the best and most beautifully organized recipe post I have ever seen. I am beyond impressed with it! It’s fantastic!! I want to make these and feel with such detail I won’t mess up. Great post!!

  2. Oo yummy these look fab and nice and easy too!!! Pinning to try sometime this Easter holls!
    I’m pretty sure there’s never been any clotted cream in the Seychelles but I’ll try and make do with something else!!!! Xx

  3. Great tips. Mine never rise much so will def be re-trying with your advice. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! 😀 x

  4. Beautiful post and adore the way you structure the visuals-an online cook book style and so pretty too. Love those tricks too-have not made scones for ages, will do now! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  5. You scones look lovely, but I really want to compliment you on your blog, the layout and design is not like any I’ve seen. I like it! Good job!

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