Scones for National Cream Tea Day

Light, feathery scones topped with strawberry jam and clotted cream – a match made in heaven.

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.


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 with a 7 cm cutter



  • 450g self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 100g butter, room temperature
  • 1½ tblsps caster sugar
  • 3 tblsps sultanas (optional)
  • 250ml milk


  1. Preheat oven to 200° C (400° F).
  2. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  3. Rub the butter into the dry mixture with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the sugar and sultanas.
  5. Add enough milk to the mixture to make a soft dough. Mix very lightly with a palette knife.
  6. On a floured surface, pat the mixture out to a thickness of 1.5 cm and cut into rounds with a pastry cutter (do not twist the pastry cutter as this will stop the scones from rising).
  7. Place on a baking tray and bake for 13 - 15 minutes until firm.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.





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3 thoughts on “Scones for National Cream Tea Day

  1. Choclette

    Your scones look delectable. The jam is so bright and the cream is in the correct position and doubly approve if they are eaten whilst reading library books 🙂

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