Thursday, 14 March 2013

Devon Scones~ A perfect British afternoon teatime treat



These Devon scones are a British teatime treat that are simple and easy to make and the recipe is very versatile. You can make many different varieties by adding ingredients such as chocolate chip, dried fruits, sultanas or fruits.They are a firm favorite for a British afternoon tea.

Ingredients

225 g / 8 oz self raising flour
60 g  / 2 oz sultanas
Pinch of salt
60 g / 2 oz butter
30 g / 1 oz caster sugar
150 ml  / 5 fl oz milk
1 egg for glazing (optional)
For serving- Jam and clotted cream.


Method:

1. Heat the oven to 220 º C/425 º F/ Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter to form a bread crumb texture. Add the chocolate sultanas.
3. Stir in the sugar and then the milk a little at a time to make to get soft dough.
4. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly.
5. Roll out the dough to round circle approx 2 cm thick. Use a 5 cm cutter to cut out scones place them on a baking sheet.
6. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and cut out more scones to until you use up all the dough.
7. Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
To serve cut in half and spread with jam and add a dollop of clotted cream.


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Flavours of United Kingdom event by simply.food guested hosted by saffron streaks

26 comments:

  1. wow....devon looks wonderful & delicious...:)

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  2. Simple baked dish for breakfast or snack.

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  3. Devon scones and a cornish tea hehe :) Controversial

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  4. Scones look amazing :) I am yet to try them...

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  5. Lovely recipe.. looks awesome !!

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  6. Looks superb and very inviting too

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  7. Scones are my favourite way breakfast ! and yours looks so wonderful ! Received your entry ! thanks

    Sukanya

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  8. Mmmm you cannot beat a scone as a little treat an alternntive to a discuit. I never have jam on mine though just butter and I like the warm!

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  9. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

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  10. You cant beat scones with cream and jam! Yum!

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  11. Scones are my favourite - this look fantastic!

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  12. Your scones look nice. I love scones and don't cook or eat them often enough. I love fruit in them.

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  13. I ADORE scones and clotted cream with jam and a good cup of tea. Definitely going to give these a try!

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  14. Reminder to self - finally get around to making some scones! I think I've been put off by my StepMum's failures at making them and the fear that if I succeed, she might just do something nasty to me :)

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  15. Ooo, scones with jam and cream, heavenly.

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  16. Having a scone as I type this, yes its a bit late but been one of those days!

    These sound yummy too.

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  17. I can't wait to try these....I haven't had much luck with scones but these look good...going to try and make them this week.
    Thanks for the inspiration !

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  18. These look really tasty, and will make a great summer sweet treat :-)

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  19. Very British! Will bake when the new Royal baby arrives!

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  20. Scones with jam and cream, levely.

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  21. Followed your recipe this morning and OH HOW LOVELY!!!!! I'm speechless and brushing scone crumbs off my chin as I type lol! Thank you!

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  22. I think you can have scones with jam and cream anytime of year. So lovely.

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  23. this is so yummm looking ! Manjiri - sliceoffme

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