Scones are jam’s best friend and no picnic or afternoon tea party is complete without some homemade ones. We go through thousands of them at The SuperJam Tea Parties. Try serving these fresh out of the oven with a generous dollop of clotted cream and plenty of jam.
MAKES 8 SCONES
250g self raising flour
a pinch of salt
30g caster sugar
25g glace cherries, chopped
25g candied peel
a jar of jam, to serve
Step 1: Heat the oven to 200 degrees / gas 6
Step 2: Sift the flour into a bowl, add the salt and then, using your fingers, rub in the butter.
Step 3: Stir in the sugar and fruits, add the milk gradually, mixing it in with your fingers. Keep adding the milk until you have dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers any more.
Step 4: Give the dough a wee knead on a floury surface, then break off clumps of it by hand (you could flatten it all out and cut perfect little circles out with a cutter, if you prefer) and pop them onto a greased baking tray.
Step 5: Brush the scones with a little milk and bake them for around fifteen minutes, or until they’ve risen and are nice and golden.