Plain scones with homemade jam and clotted cream.
If you enjoy a good scone with jam and clotted cream with your afternoon tea, this recipe is just for you. Everybody knows that freshly homemade scones are the best, but not everyone realises how easy it is to actually make them. Follow my recipe and make some for yourself and you family in no time at all - you might even surprise them before they realise what you are doing. It is that quick to make them;)!
for 7 medium scones
250g of strong white flour
1tbsp of baking powder
40g of sugar
40g of softened butter
120ml of milk
for the jam:
300g of frozen or fresh fruit
2tbsp of sugar (or to your liking)
clotted cream to serve
Put aside around 50g of flour.
In a bowl mix the rest of the flour, sugar and baking powder. Add soft butter and mix until it resembles bread crumbs - small pieces of butter coated in flour. Add egg and milk and mix quickly.
Sprinkle some of the remaining flour on the worktop, place the dough on top and sprinkle the rest of the flour on top of it.
Fold the flour into the dough by folding the dough in half, turning 90 degrees and folding again. Repeat around 8 times. Do not overwork the dough.
Roll out the dough to around 3 cm thickness. Using cookie cutter press to cut the circular shapes. Do not turn the cutter while cutting, just press downwards.
You can use the remaining dough by folding it again and cutting another batch of scones. They might not be as good as the first ones, but still ok;)
Set the scones on the baking tray and let them rest for around 10-15 minutes.
You can prepare the jam in the meantime. Just put the fruits into the pan, add sugar and cook on the medium heat until soft. Brake them with a fork and cook until they jam thickens up a bit.
Preheat the oven to 200oC. Egg wash the scones - just the very top, not the sides . Bake for around 10 minutes - or until nicely risen and browned.
Serve still warm with a jam and clotted cream.