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Scones for National Cream Tea Day

Homemade Scones
Now I’m not usually one to celebrate National food days but I couldn’t let National Cream Tea Day go by without a little mention.  A light feathery scone topped with strawberry jam and finished off with a dollop of cool, creamy clotted cream is one of my many guilty pleasures.
Homemade Scones
This is my treat once a week. A couple of good books from the library, a quiet corner in the local coffee shop and my scone, jam and cream.

Perfect ‘me’ time.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 - 7 scones



  • 400g self raising flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 100g sultanas (optional)
  • 60ml sunflower oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • milk


  1. Preheat oven to 190° C (375° F).
  2. Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the sultanas if you are making fruit scones.
  4. Add enough milk to the sunflower oil and beaten egg to make up to 250ml.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture.
  6. Mix lightly until the mixture comes together and you have a soft but not sticky dough.
  7. Turn it out on to a lightly floured surface and pat it slightly to a height of about 3cm.
  8. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter (do not twist the cookie cutter as this will stop them rising).
  9. Put the scones onto a baking tray.
  10. You can brush the tops with some of the milk/egg mixture but I prefer not to.
  11. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.
  13. Serve with strawberry jam and clotted cream.

Homemade Scones

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