Scones

Serves: 13

You will need

A little TREX, for greasing
450g Self-raising flour
½ tsp Salt
50g TREX
50g Butter, chilled and diced
50g Caster sugar
300ml Milk
Clotted cream and strawberry jam, to serve



Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/ Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little TREX.

2 Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the TREX and butter and use your fingertips to rub them into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

3 Stir in the sugar, then gradually add just enough milk to make a soft, but not sticky dough, stirring it in with a round-bladed knife. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, flour your hands a little, then knead the dough lightly for a few moments.

4 Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 2.5cm (1in) thick, then use a 5cm (2in) plain or fluted cutter to stamp out rounds. Gather any trimmings together, re-roll and cut out more scones.

5 Arrange the scones on the baking sheet. Brush the surface with a little milk, then bake for 18-20 minutes towards the top of the oven, until well risen and golden brown. Cool for a few moments and then transfer to a cooling rack. Serve warm, with clotted cream and strawberry jam.



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