scones

So here it is the final recipe in my ‘baking with kids’ series, and it’s a case of saving the best until last with the best scones ever recipe.

Scones are perfect for an afternoon treat and use store cupboard ingredients. If your little ones are baking them they can get creative with different shapes or add other ingredients such as dried fruit, fruit zests or chocolate chips.

INGREDIENTS: Makes 16-20

675g self raising flour

3 level tsp of baking powder

150g salted butter

75g caster sugar

3 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

Preheat the oven to 200c and very lightly grease a large baking tray.

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the dry ingredients, use your fingertips to rub it in until it looks like breadcrumbs.

Mix the eggs and milk together in a jug and add a little at a time into the breadcrumb mix, working into a dough. You might not need it all or you might find you need a couple of extra dashes of milk.

Turn out onto a floured worktop, rolling out to 2-2.5cm thick.

Cut out the scones using a fluted cutter and place on the baking tray. Brush the tops with some milk.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes, until risen. Once cooked they should lift off the tray easily, if they stick give them another minute. The cooking of a scone is fun for the kids to watch, as they rise so quickly.

Best served with Jam and lashings of clotted cream.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and will be making lots of scones over the summer months.

Thank you for all your pictures and messages during this series, it’s been fun baking with you.

Sadie x

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