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How to make scones!

9th October 2020

How to make scones

Every week, we give our students the opportunity to experience British Food and this week our students had the opportunity to try a British classic – scones with jam and cream. Our Director of Studies, Ceri, shares how he made the scones so that you can have a go and try making them at home!


To make about 8 scones, you will need:

  • 350g of self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A little bit of salt
  • 85g of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

You will also need some extra milk or egg to put on them to stop the scones from burning.


  • A large bowl to mix the ingredient in
  • A rolling pin
  • A scone cutter
  • A metal baking tray


When you have got your equipment and ingredients ready, you can start making your scones. They are quick and easy to make! Don’t forget to wash your hands first. Start by turning your oven on to 220C.


Step 1

Put the flour, a ¼ teaspoon of salt and the baking powder in a bowl and mix it together. Then add the sugar and mix it in.

Step 2

The fun bit! Cut the butter into cubes. Add the butter to the bowl and with your fingers rub it into the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt so that it looks like breadcrumbs. Don’t forget to wash your hands first!


Step 3

Measure the milk in a jug and mix it with the vanilla essence. 

Step 4

Pour the milk into the bowl and mix it together.

Step 5

Put some more flour on a surface. Take the picture of the bowl and knead it with your hands.

Step 6

When the mixture is ready. Start rolling it with a rolling pin so it is about 4cm deep.


Use the cutter to cut out the scones. 

Step 7

Put the scones on a baking tray and put some more milk or some egg on top to stop the scones from burning.

Step 8

Put the scones in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.

Step 9

Take care when taking them out of the oven – they will be hot! When they have cooled, serve them with clotted cream and your favourite jam – delicious!

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