stopping by for a scone


Can't chat, am actually working tonight (for Amazon book money!) so better get back to the numbers and thought I'd leave you with a snack. 

Morning tea (or afternoon). 

Fresh scones with butter and jam. Does it get any better?

I think this recipe may be my Nan's. Or Grandma's. Unsure of origin. Have made these so many times this may be the first time I've written it down. 

Champion Scones!


3 cups self raising flour (I use wholemeal or unbleached)

About a tbsp sugar

Approx 80g butter

1 cup milk


Mix the flour and the sugar then rub in the butter. Stir through the milk. Knead, and cut into scone-like shapes (scone cutters are good for this.)

Cook on about 210 for about 15-20 mins or until golden on top. 

That's it. 

I actually like it better than this recipe because I don't have to remember to buy lemonade. 

Unsure if scones work with gluten-free flour, for the gluten-free readers? Anybody?

Better get to it! (Motivated by this book on my Amazon list which isn't in any of the libraries around me!)

See you tomorrow.



5 Comments on “stopping by for a scone

November 5, 2010 at 7:07 am

Fi, you taught me this years ago, don’t know if you remember, but I’ve wowed some people with it! Thanks.

But nothing works with the bloody awful gluten-free flour in the UK. Not that I’m a baker. Have found a decent g/f pizza base packet mix- you add yeast, eggs, etc, so it actually feels like real cooking. And Dave eats it.

Would love wisdom/recommendations from anyone else over here?

November 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm

love that book by the way… read it and posted about it recently…. My library has the older version rather than the recently released one..

November 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Yep – I second that. GF flour persistently makes crap scones. I’ve given up. And I’ve just been sent that book (all WA Playgroups got sent a complimentary copy – and I’m the local groups rep. Haven’t read it yet though – will let you know)

November 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Hi honey. Please work hard so you can buy that book so I can borrow it 🙂 And, does this mean you might like to come camping with us soon?? Are you ready for it (ie. with darling Ivy), say Easter next year??

November 8, 2010 at 8:53 am

For some reason my scones always fail. I gave up a few years ago after making too many batches of hard scones. I’ll give these a go. Thanks. x t.


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