Vanilla scones recipe

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Traditional scones with a touch of vanilla. Serve with thick cream and strawberry jam.


  • 250 g cake flour
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 150 ml milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and deseeded
  • 125 g cold butter, cubed and kept ice cold until used
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 °C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. To make the Scones
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients. Whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla seeds in a jug, then pour over the dry ingredients. Add the butter and mix lightly to form a soft dough. Do not overwork the mixture; lumps are essential for a soft and fluffy scone.
  4. Shaping and Baking
  5. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into a 2 cm-thick circle. Using a 6 cm round cookie cutter press out 8 scones and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve the scones hot from the oven, halved and spread with a generous layer of butter.

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