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How to make scones?

They are the English pastry classic par excellence: scones! A Teatime without it is unthinkable in the UK. With our scones recipe, you can easily bake traditional pastries yourself. And afterwards – how could it be otherwise – enjoy it with clotted cream and jam. 

Ingredients for approxto make scones:

  • 500 g flour 
  • 130 g of sugar
  • 130 g butter
  • Two packets of baking powder 
  • 150 ml milk
  • One egg yolk 
  • some flour for the countertop

Step 1 to make scones:

Briefly knead all dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder and sugar together with the butter. Then slowly add the milk and knead or stir the dough with your hands or the mixer’s dough hook. Roll out the finished dough on the floured worktop to a thickness of approx. 2 cm. 

Step 2: 

Cut scones out of the dough with cookie cutters, which you also use to cut out cookies. Then spread on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Since the scones rise when baking, remember always to leave some space between the individual dough moulds.

Step 3:

Mix the egg yolks with a bit of milk and then use a brush to spread them over the scone. Then bake in the preheated oven on a 200 degrees electric stove / 175 degrees convection for 10-12 minutes. Let the finished scone cool down briefly and serve with clotted cream or jam while still warm. In keeping with one’s class, a cup of tea should not be missing. 

What is good with scones?

Most scone fans swear by clotted cream. It consists of 100 per cent whipped cream and is therefore not exactly low in fat, but all the creamier. The production is time-consuming and complex. It is easier to buy the finished cream in stores. The best places are delicatessen shops and supermarkets with a wide range of international specialities. Homemade fruit spreads, jams and jellies made from summer fruit go well with this.

Almost as famous as clotted cream is Lemon Curd, a delicate lemon cream that consists mainly of lemon, sugar and egg yolk. It is ready to use in just 15 minutes. You can find the recipe for lemon curd here. If you prefer savoury scone, you should top them with fresh ham, cheddar cheese or blue cheese. They form a delicious contrast to the rather sweet pastries.

Vegetarian scones – a pleasure even without animal ingredients:

Scones can, of course, also be prepared vegan. However, more has to be replaced than just one ingredient. So butter and milk are taboo.

The exact amount of butter can be exchanged for vegetable margarine, for example. The cow’s milk against alternative products made from soy, oats, rice or almonds.

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