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!
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.