Home-made Scones

I took my baking to a new level and made scons yesterday. Yes, I said scons. That is how some of us irish people say it as a bit of a joke (We have an odd sense of humour). I am thinking of creating a page here on PS dedicated to my baking, whether it was a failure or otherwise. Good idea? well anyway, here’s the recipe.


250g flour (plain or self-raising)

1/2 a teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

50g of butter, softened and cut into cubes

150ml milk

milk/flour to finish



1. Heat the oven to 230degrees.

2. Mix the flour, saltb and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the butter, then rub in with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs. Make a hole in the middle and por in the milk. Mix to a soft spongy dough, adding water if needed. I didn’t have to, so hopefully you won’t either.

3. Lightly knead the dough on a well floured chopping board. Then, roll out or flatten until about 1.5 cm thick. using a glass as a guide, cut into circles that are approx. 6cm in diameter.

4. Gather the extra dough and make more circles, until there is no dough left. Put onto greaseproof paper. Brush over the scones with milk for a glazed finish or rub with flour (that’s what I did) for a soft crust.

5. Bake for 7-10 mins until well risen and golden on top.