100g self raising flour
1/2 level teaspoon baking powder
30g butter or margarine
60 ml milk – you might need a bit more to mix to a dough

Add 50g sultanas for sweetness.


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 7.
  2. Rub the butter or margarine into the flour and baking powder with your fingertips, to form breadcrumbs. Or use a food processor.
  3. Put this mixture in a bowl and stir in the milk with a table knife until the mixture forms a dough. Add sultanas at this stage.
  4. Quickly work the dough smooth with your hands and pat out onto non stick paper until it is 2.5cm thick. Avoid rolling out the dough.
  5. Cut with a 5 cm cutter or small glass.
  6. Remove excess dough and make into a ball.
  7. Brush each scone with a little milk and sprinkle on some sugar.
  8. Bake in the hot oven for 12 minutes – use the oven timer to check.
  9. When golden brown, remove scones onto a cooling rack.
  10. Best eaten within the day or frozen.

Different flavours – you can add grated cheese, sultanas, raisins, herbs to this mixture.

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