How to make scones

ingredients for scones - before mixing

200g plain flour-30g butter-10g sugar-1tp baking powder-70g to 100g optional raisins

Since I want to focus on tips rather than the actual recipes, I will do just that. Hopefully, my pictures will be explanatory enough.

Make sure that you handle the dough as little as possible otherwise the end result will be a bit tough. Using my index finger helps me do just that.

Using finger to mix scone dough

Put some flour on your work surface to stop the dough from sticking. I actually added flour after taking the picture so you will probably need more than what you see in the picture below.Scone dough reading for shaping

Flatten the dough slightly with a rolling pin and cut into lengths.Cutting dough for scones

If you end up with too much flour, you can always give each individual scone a little tap before placing it on the cooking tray. Quickly shape each scone with the inside of your palms. I only show one hand here because I am taking the picture with the other one…Shaping scones with hands

Try and make them all roughly the same size so that you are sure they cook the same.Scones on tray before cooking

They only take about 10 minutes to cook so be careful not to let them burn, like I nearly did!Cooked scones on griddle for cooling

Then, enjoy the result of your hard labour! They contain so little butter that you should not feel too guilty adding large quantities of Cornish cream with your strawberry jam.

Tip: Having made bigger scones since I last published this post, my advice would be: if you like fluffy scones, make your scones bigger rather than smaller.