Plain Scones. These gorgeous plain scones are creamy and a lovely treat for tea time. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Plain, meaning without added fruit, but light, airy and just the right amount of crusty surface makes these scones the perfect backdrop to preserves and clotted cream.
Sift the flour into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix. Add the butter, cut into small cubes, then lightly rub in with fingertips. Some of our other favorite flavors are cranberry orange, lemon, and these apple scones with maple cinnamon glaze. You can cook Plain Scones using 6 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Plain Scones
- You need 200 grams of White flour.
- It’s 5 grams of Baking powder.
- It’s 1 pinch of Salt.
- It’s 30 grams of Sugar.
- Prepare 40 grams of Butter (unsalted preferred).
- You need 30 ml of + 1 Milk and eggs.
But to be honest, nothing beats just plain English scones with jam and clotted cream. Slathering on a homemade jam and clotted cream takes this scrumptious baked treat up another notch. Taste: The plain scones themselves are ultra buttery with a hint of sweet tanginess. There are so many flavors you can add directly to the dough, or accompany these with jam or flavored butter.
Plain Scones instructions
- Measure out the floury ingredients. Mix the milk and eggs together. Cut the butter into 1cm cubes. If the room temperature is high, put it in the fridge..
- Mix the floury ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and mix the dough by hand until it becomes crumbly..
- Add the milk and egg mixture. Mix by fork or by hand. Add more milk if the dough is too dry. If you add to much milk, add some more flour..
- Bring it together like this. It shouldn't feel watery when you touch it. Start to preheat the oven to 180°C now..
- Dust a board with flour, cut the dough into four pieces with a knife, then bring together each piece individually. Push and cut by hand or with a rolling pin as many times as you like. About 2 or 3 times will do..
- Next, roll out the dough to a 1.5 cm thickness. You can do this by hand if you don't have a rolling pin. I used a cheap round cutter, but you can use a square or triangle one if you like..
- Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C. Leave some of the milk and egg mixture and brush it on the surface of the scones with a spoon for the glaze..
- I just bake until I see the scones change to a golden color..
Texture: Extremely tender, flaky, and light. This is a very basic, plain scone recipe. You can totally get creative and add anything your heart desires. Chopped nuts, berries, spices like cinnamon or ginger, citrus zest, or chocolate chips would all make delicious add-ins. These English Style Scones bake up light, tall and fluffy, and are a wonderful treat for breakfast or afternoon tea.