Yummy scones are great for coffee mornings

Scones on plate and tea

This delicious scone recipe was kindly donated by www.salmandean.com

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Makes 24 scones.

Ingredients

  • 90g chocolate chips
  • 75g unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 35g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour
  • 75ml whole milk
  • 227g clotted cream

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/ Fan 180°C/ Gas Mark 6 then lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl then rub in the butter with your finger tips.

3. Stir in the chocolate chips, sugar, egg and milk to form a soft dough, handing as little as possible to keep them light.

4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until 1.5cm thick then fold half over the top of itself. (This gives a nice natural break to cut them open once cooked), then flatten slightly using the palm of your hand).

Cutting out scones

5. Cut into 24 mini scones using a 5cm cutter, re-rolling as required.

6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes until risen and golden, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

7. Once cooled split and fill the scones with clotted cream then serve and enjoy.