Really Truly Good Scones

Scones rising in the oven

The secret to really truly good scones is to bind the mixture with cream. Naughty, but oh, so nice. 

Serve with good jam and good cream; these scones are so light, they will virtually melt in your mouth!

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Really Truly Good Scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
scones
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
scones
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 220°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, rub butter lightly into flour & sugar until the mixture resembles smooth crumbs.
  3. Add the cream and vanilla and mix in. Form to a dough and knead lightly. If the mixture is still super-crumbly, add 1 - 2 tablespoons of cold water, to combine into a smooth dough.
  4. Roll into an inch thick pastry and cut into squares. The idea is cut so that the sides of each scone open and airy.
  5. Place on a well-buttered tray and glaze with more cream (or milk will do).
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes (fan on if available) until risen and golden, their bottoms should be well browned. Ideally, only ever bake one tray at a time to maximise air circulation and maintain the temperature,
  7. Place close together on a wire rack and wrap with a clean tea towel for ten minutes.
  8. Serve with good jam and good cream; yum! This quantity makes about 8 middle sized scones, or 6 large ones, or 12 mini-scones (my favourite).
    Scones at Clean Up Australia Day