March 19, 2014

Great-Grandma’s Easy Scones Recipe

The other night, I attempted to bake some scones with a Mary Berry recipe. It was disastrous – the far too sticky mixture spread into giant cookies and although they were bearable once covered in jam and cream, I was very disappointed. My Mum came to the rescue and shared her Grandma’s recipe. It proved that sometimes when it comes to baking, family tradition really is best, and today I wanted to share it with you too:

To make 6 fruit scones you will need:

8oz self-raising flour
2oz butter
2 tbsp sugar
Handful raisins
1 egg
Milk (if needed)
1. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees and grease a baking tray.
2. Add your flour, sugar and butter to a bowl and rub together with your hands until the mixture is fine and breadcrumb-like.
3. Add a handful of raisins to the mixture. If you wan’t to break with tradition, why not try chocolate chips or cranberries?
4. Beat one egg and add to the mixture until fully combined. If the mixture is still a little floury, add some milk.
5. I make my scones without a cutter – simply grab a handful, shape into a ball and flatten onto the tray. Your scones should be about 1 inch high and handled as little as possible.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
7. Serve with jam, cream and a cup of tea!

As you can see the recipe is unbelievably easy and (I dare say) foolproof. It has the added bonus of being lactose free as you can always add some more egg rather than milk if the mixture needs some more liquid. They are the perfect easy bake for an afternoon tea or treat with a pot of tea, and really quick to make too. Sometimes, the oldies are the goodies!

I ate mine with raspberry jam and double cream on top – Cornwall style. I accompanied it with some tea from my Whittards’ teapot and adorable Alice in Wonderland mug I won.¬†Delicious!

Let me know if you try my Great-Grandma’s recipe! What do you think?