I noticed during the lockdown period that lots of people were having afternoon tea at home. Scones are an integral part of this.

This recipe comes from my mother in-law whom before she retired had a coffee shop where she made the scones fresh every morning. Enjoy with clotted cream and jam or lashings of salted butter.


450g self raising flour

85g margarine

85g caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

2 x whole eggs (1 x for washing)

100ml milk


Pre-heat oven 200c/Gas Mark 6

In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together followed by the margarine until a breadcrumb mix is formed. Add your egg followed by the milk until a dough comes together. Do not over-work the mix. Remove from the bowl and turn out onto a floured surface. Roll out the mix to around 2-3cm.

Cut out with a round cutter and place on a greased baking tray. Bake for 10 mins in the oven. Once cooked allow to cool and serve with your favourite jam and cream.