Auntie Marj’s Scones

Scones and Jam

I’m beginning to think I am nesting….I’m definately getting my baking apron on.   I’m loving the rewards of learning some new recipes and trying out a few old favorites that haven’t seen the light of day for years!  Scones were a regular breakfast option when I was travelling around Ireland last year and got me thinking about making them at home.

I’m pretty sure these are the lightest, fluffiest scones you’ll ever make!  Yup I’m prepared to make that challenge, give them a try and you’ll never turn back.  If you want to know the back story of this yummy little treat, then check out our family story.

A very basic recipe, the key is to not over work the dough and to use a hot oven when baking them to make sure that they don’t dry out too much.  I think my next challenge might be to try making them with some flavours added in so stay tuned for future variations….

Auntie Marj’s Scones

  • 2 1/2 heaped cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch of salt

Pre-heat your oven to 400F or 200C.  Sift your flour into a bowl.  Create a well in the middle and add your wet ingredients.  Stir until combined in a sticky dough.


Dont over mix or this will make the dough tough.  Turn dough out onto a floured bench and shape into approx 3cm high pieces taking car not to work too much.  The dough will be sticky, too much flour and you will get dry scones.  When baking, place the scones close together as this encourages them to rise rather than spread.

placement of scones on the baking tray

Bake until golden brown.  This takes approx 15-20 mins.

scone anyone?

Eat hot from the oven with some ladies, serving with jam and cream & a pot of freshly made tea.  Alternatively reheat in the oven and devour at any opportunity….breakfast anyone???…..Divine!

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