Family favourites #2 – Granny Tess’ Scones
Granny Tess' Scones
This is the recipe me and my family have been using for years. Given to us from Granny Tess these are always a crowd pleaser. Perfect for a cuppa tea or when you have friends over celebrating a British event like the coronation!
Servings: 7 Scones
- 225 self raising flour
- 80 g butter
- Pinch of salt
- 40 g caster sugar
- 2 egg
- 30 ml of butter milk
- Clotted cream
- Strawberry Jam
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
- Place the flour into a bowl along with the cold cubed butter. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add your sugar and a pinch of salt and mix.
- Crack one egg into a separate bowl and add the buttermilk. Beat together until smooth.
- Add the liquid into flour mixture and mix until it forms a smooth dough. Be careful not to overwork the dough as it will lead to a tougher scone.
- Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to the thickness of 1 inch.
- Using a circular cutter, cut out the scones and then with the excess pastry bring it back together with your hands to cut out the last few scones.
- Place the scones on a lined baking sheet, brush the tops with egg wash and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
- They are ready when they are risen and golden brown.
- Serve with clotted cream and strawberry jam.