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By Pheobe Hill

There’s nothing better than fresh scones in winter. Post settlement, invite your loved ones around to your new home and enjoy some scones and a hot beverage. No better excuse to sit in front of the fire and eat some yummy food.

Check out this recipe for some delicious scones.


  •  2 1/4 cups self raising flour
  •  2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture
  •  1/4 tablespoon salt
  •  40 g butter, chopped
  •  1 cup milk
  •  1 tablespoon milk – extra
  •  Raspberry jam – to serve
  •  Double cream – to serve
  •  Icing sugar – extra – to serve


Step 1- Preheat oven to 200 C fan-forced. Grease a pan and lightly dust it with flour. Position the over rack in the top half of the oven.

Step 2- Sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips and then make a well in the centre. Pour the milk into said well. Using a flat bladed knife, gently stir until the dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 30 seconds or until just smooth.

Step 3- Press dough into a 2 cm-thick round. Using a 5 cm round cutter, cut out scones. Press leftover dough together and repeat to make 12 scones. Place scones, just touching, in prepared pan. Burs with extra milk and bake for 14-16 mins or until golden. Cut one scone in half and put jam and cream in the middle and dust with icing sugar.

Serve with a nice warm tea or hot chocolate.

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