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Grandma's Scone's

These are sensational... With a little bit of home made Plum Jam from Grandma and whipped cream this makes for a great Afternoon Tea or Brunch


  • 3 x cups of self raising flour

  • 1 x pinch of salt

  • 2 x large dessert spoons of butter (cooking butter, not margarine)

  • 1 x cup of milk with a squeeze of lemon juice in it


  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (Fan Forced)

  • 2.

    Place the 3 cups of Self Raising Flour in a large mixing bowl

  • 3.

    Add pinch of Salt and the Butter to the flour and rub together with your finger tips until combined (it should look like thick bread crumbs when it's done)

  • 4.

    Slowly add the Milk to the flour (the Lemon Juice should already be added to the Milk) while folding this together with a butter knife. Try not to overwork the mixture.

  • 5.

    Throw a small amount of flour onto a board so the mixture doesn't stick, knead the dough slightly (10-15 seconds should be ample)

  • 6.

    Throw some flour onto the dough and and the rolling pin and roll out the mixture so it is about 2 cms thick.

  • 7.

    Use a glass that is approx 5 cm in diameter to cut the dough.

  • 8.

    Place the scones on a tray lined with baking paper, make sure they are grouped together and touching. This will make sure they rise correctly.

  • 9.

    Brush the tops with a bit of milk and place the tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until they have raised and are golden brown.


Don't knead the dough too much as you want to keep the air in the mixture, but you need to ensure that all the flour is mixed well with the other ingredients so it's not lumpy.

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