Whenever I travel to the South of England I always look forward to indulging in a scrumptious Cream Tea. Sat outside a cafe in the sunshine with a pot of tea and a scone with jam and cream whilst you watch passers by, fabulous!
Unfortunately, I can’t always be in Devon or Cornwall however, my dad makes a mean scone that is simple to make and gorgeous in flavour. So give these a try – close your eyes and you’ll be transported to the South of England.
- 8oz/225g Plain Flour
- 1-2oz/25-50g Caster Sugar, to taste
- 1/4 pint or 140mls Milk
- 1oz/25g Fruit (sultanas or a nice variation is dried apricots chopped finely)
- 2oz/50g Butter
- 1 good dessert spoon Baking Powder
Preheat the oven to 220degrees. Grease a large baking tray.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together. Rub the fat into the flour and when well combined add the sugar, milk and fruit. Work into a light textured dough.
Turn the dough out and roll 3/4″ thick. Cut into shapes and bake for 10-12mins until pale and golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Serve with butter, jam and clotted cream. Not forgetting a large pot of tea….one lump or two.