So last August I went to Cornwall for a week and pretty much had a scone every day. If I had my own way I would go back to Cornwall every week for a scone (and Cornish Pasties). Ever since then I've wanted a scone with a nice coating of jam and lashings of clotted cream but they do a lot of damage to the waste line so until now ive fought off the urge to make them. They are so easy to make! Best time to eat them is when they have cooled down just a little bit so they are still warm...mmmmm.
So here is how to make them:
50g Butter,cold and cubed
225g Self Raising flour
Pinch of salt
So you start off by rubbing the butter and flour between your fingers to make fine breadcrumbs, do this until all of the butter has gone. Add the pinch of salt,sugar and sultanas,give it a quick stir then add the milk. Mix it all together until it makes a dough then knead it. Next roll the dough out of a floured work surface until it's roughly 2-3 cm thick. Using a circle cookie cutter cut out your scones and place them on a baking tray,brush with milk and place in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Leave them to cool for 5 minutes.
Easy as that. Now just add the jam and clotted cream as you like it, nom nom nom.