Mum's Simple Economy Scones

“I learned how to make these when I was a little girl. After looking at other more complex recipes, involving eggs and cream, I thought there might be space for mine. All you need is self- rising flour, butter and milk, and Hey Presto! You have afternoon tea or a snack.”
12 scones

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 250C
  2. Sift flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter with your fingertips, until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a well, and add almost all of the milk.
  5. (Reserve about a tbs) With a butter knife, quickly work in the milk to the flour, making a dough.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough very lightly.
  7. Flatten gently with your hands to 1.5cm thick
  8. Use a round cutter to cut out discs.
  9. On a buttered tray place scones next to each other.
  10. Brush with reserved milk.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes, or until scones sound hollow when tapped.
  12. Serve with tea, whipped cream and strawberry jam and you have Devonshire tea.
  13. Or add herbs/grated cheese for savoury scones to serve with soups and casseroles.

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