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Proper Cornish Scones

a Cornish delight

Scones are the easiest baking treat you could possibly enjoy and one that will truly enhance any Cornish cream tea and afternoon tea. Follow this simple recipe and fill your kitchen with the smell of warm scones. Don’t forget, when have patiently waited just enough time for your bakes to cool down and are ready to make your cream tea make sure you do it the Cornish way, jam first and then clotted cream!

ingredients 7 ingredients
Prep 15 minutes Cooking 20 minutes
user icon Serves 12 people
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  • 500g plain flour
  • 15g baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g diced butter
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 egg


Sieve flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl.

Using just your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it is no longer visible.

Add the milk and mix well. Once it starts to come together, turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently until it forms a smooth, soft dough.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees /Gas Mark 6.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 2.5 cm thick and cut into rounds with a 5cm cutter. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

For the egg wash, beat the egg in a small bowl and brush the tops of the scones twice.

Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. Do not over-bake them or they will be dry.

Serve them warm with Cornish clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam.

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Comments (4)

Shannon says: 21 Oct 2020 at 12:32 pm

Butter is listed gg.

Barbara says: 17 Jun 2020 at 5:41 pm

I highly recommend RODDAS CLOTTED CREAM, there is no other to match it. I’m 87 years lived in Devon ADORE RODDAS CREAM. I buy it at my local Waitrose Supermarket now in Salisbury.

Barbara says: 17 Jun 2020 at 5:38 pm

My mouth is watering Just at the thought. Butter first then I spread the jam THEN I put HUGE DOLLOP OF RODDAS CREAM you cannot see the Scome the Rhodes Cream iS three times taller. Delicious xx🧁🧁 then try biting into it😂😂👍😘 There is NO CREAM LIKE RODDAS CREAM.

becky says: 08 Jun 2020 at 5:39 pm

Hi Mark, its just an egg. Recipe now ammended :)

mark says: 30 May 2020 at 11:15 am

Whats the ingredients mixture for the egg wash???

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