How to make scones


350g self raising flour 0.25tsp salt 1tsp baking powder 85g butter 3tbsp caster sugar 175ml milk 1tsp vanilla extract

A mixing bowl, wooden spoon, baking tray, cookie cutter, measuring jug and a brush. Also an egg and lemon juice.

Set your oven to 200degrees Celsius and place your baking tray in the oven to warm

Add your flour, salt and baking powder into your bowl and mix to combine

Rub the butter into the dry mixture until it looks like fine crumbs. Then add 3tbsp caster sugar

Measure out your milk and place in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm but not hot

Squeeze some lemon juice into the warm milk and add your vanilla extract. Set aside for a few moments

Make a well in your crumb mixture and pour in the liquid. Combine quickly with your wooden spoon

If you want to add fruit then add 85g of raisins to the mixture and combine

Flour the work surface and tip out the dough. Fold the dough 2-3 times and pat out until 4cm thick

Using a cookie cutter, cut out your scones

Place the scones onto the hot baking tray and brush the top of each scone with egg

Bake for 10 minutes

Enjoy warm or cold with clotted cream and jam