Classic English Scones

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No afternoon tea is complete without classic English scones. Unlike their American cousins, biscuits, scones are light and airy. It's also important to make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before you begin baking. Best served fresh out the oven with freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam, but can be frozen for up to 3 months and reheated in the microwave for 30 seconds before serving.


Serves 12

8 Ingredients

2 Egg at Room Temperature

1/2 cup Buttermilk

1/2 cup Milk

435 g All-Purpose Flour

65 g Granulated Sugar

2 Tbsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

75 g Butter

9 Steps

Steps 1

Preheat oven to 230 degrees C or 450 degrees F.

Steps 2

Combine the Egg at Room Temperature, Buttermilk and Milk in a bowl and beat until well mixed. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture to use later.

Steps 3

Place the All-Purpose Flour, Granulated Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the Butter cut into cubes.

Steps 4

Mix until smooth and the butter is well incorporated and coating the flour mixture.

Steps 5

Add the egg mixture and mix until just combined.

Steps 6

Transfer the dough on to a well floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to a 1-inch thickness.

Steps 7

Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out as many scones as possible. Gather leftover dough, roll and continue cutting out scones until you've used up all the dough.

Steps 8

Place scones closely together on a lined baking tray and gently brush with the reserved egg mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Steps 9

Cool on a wire rack for around 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!