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  • Writer's pictureJames Howe

Irresistibly Fluffy Scones

Indulge your senses with the comforting aroma of freshly baked scones – A beautiful British treats that effortlessly combine a crumbly texture with a touch of sweetness. In this recipe, we're taking you on a step-by-step journey to create the most heavenly scones you've ever tasted. Whether you're enjoying them with clotted cream and jam for a traditional afternoon tea or savoring them as a quick breakfast, these scones are sure to become a cherished part of your baking repertoire.

private chef Cardiff for afternoon tea


Serves 8


350g plain flour

75g granulated sugar

10g baking powder

1/4tsp salt

85g cold unsalted butter, cubed

150g milk (plus extra for brushing)

1tsp vanilla extract

100g of your favourite mix-ins (chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, etc.)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Add the cold butter cubes to the dry ingredients. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  5. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in the milk and vanilla extract. Gently mix the ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix; the dough should be slightly claggy.

  6. Add your mix-ins like chocolate chips or dried fruit, gently fold them into the dough until evenly distributed.

  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat it into a 2.5 cm (1-inch) thick round.

  8. Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out scones from the dough. Avoid twisting the cutter to ensure even rising.

  9. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one. Brush the tops of the scones with a bit of milk to help them achieve a golden-brown color during baking.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the scones have risen and are beautifully golden.

  11. Once baked, transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

  12. Serve warm with clotted cream, jam, or your favorite spreads. Brew a cup of tea and savor the delectable flavors of your homemade scones.


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