Sweet Scones


225g/8oz Self Raising Flour

55g/2oz Butter

55g/2oz Caster Sugar

150ml/5fl oz Milk

1 egg, beaten


Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  1. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
  2. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a 3cm thickness and use a cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones until all the dough is finished.
  3. Brush the tops of the sconces with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.