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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
  • 4 of 5
  • Preparation time: 
  • Cooking time: 
  • Serves: Up to 10 people
  • Recipe course: Desserts

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300g flour
50g butter
50g sugar
5 tsp baking powder
60ml milk
70g sultanas
2 eggs
Zest of 1/2 a lemon 

Traditionally in England, these little cakes are served as part of an afternoon tea service. They are cut in half, spread with a little unsalted butter and then some strawberry jam. The scone is then topped with clotted cream, and halves put back together and dusted with icing sugar.

Serves: 10

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • Attach the knife blade to the food processor.
  • Cut the butter (which must be cold) into small cubes.
  • Place the flour, baking powder, lemon zest, sugar and butter into the food processor bowl.
  • Switch to speed 2 and mix until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • With the machine running add the milk and the eggs.
  • Mix until they form a dough, but be careful not to over work, then add the sultanas.
  • Place the mixture onto a floured work service and roll out to a thickness of 3cm.
  • Dip a 6 cm round pastry cutter in flour, then cut out thescones and then turn the scones over onto a baking tray.
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes, then bake in a preheated ovenset at 200ºC.
  • Bake for 5 minutes then turn the temperature down to180ºC and bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and rest them on a cooling rack.

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  1. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 GORGEOUS !

    Just purchased a Kenwood KM331 and this was my first attempt so thought I would use a 'Kenwood' recipe, these were by far the best scones I have tasted in a long while and though I don't want to sound as if I am bragging, I was very proud of myself ! The recipe doesn't state which attachment to use so tried the 'K-Beater' which made light work of the mixture and yielded great results.

    Posted: 11/04/2015 17:16:38 / Deborah Watson

  2. Recipe rating: 4 of 5 Nice scones

    They turned out well, very light and tasty, I wasn't sure if the recipe required plain or self-raising flour though?

    Posted: 14/04/2018 11:47:16 / Janice Winder

  3. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 First time atempt at scones

    My wife asked for more. Butter first then jam with whipped cream on top!

    Posted: 12/06/2018 21:42:08 / Henry Napthine

  4. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Easy & Delicious!

    This is without a doubt my favorite scone recipe and believe me, I've tried many of them. Sometimes I assemble the ingredients the night before, then first thing in the morning, I whip them together in my food processor, bake them and invite neighbours in for a scone and coffee. They think I've been up all night making them! As a cost cutter, I sometimes use hard margarine instead of butter, or sometimes 1/2 butter, 1/2 margarine. They are still delicious.

    Posted: 29/06/2018 23:03:44 / Ann Bell

  5. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Mrs

    Together, myself and my Husband made this scone. The outcome was yummy, yummy, yummy!! Easy to make, I strongly recommend anyone to try this recipe even if you are a novice in baking. We may double the ingredient next time as we only got 8 portions from the recommended amount and could have done with more considering how great it turned out.

    Posted: 14/05/2020 17:53:31 / ELIZABETH WILSON

  6. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Cheese scones

    I used this recipe but added a tsp of salt instead of sugar and 85grams of cheese. Absolutely scrumptious and rose so much more than other recipes 👍😀

    Posted: 28/11/2020 13:03:09 / Emma Cook

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