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cream scones with jam and cream
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Cream Scones

The ultimate scones recipe. Deliciously light and fluffy, and no need to rub in butter!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian, British
Keyword: cream scones, scones
Servings: 12 scones
Calories: 134kcal


  • 2 cups plain flour (250 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream (heavy cream) (125 ml)
  • 1/2 cup milk (125ml)


  • Pre-heat oven to moderately hot (190-200 degrees celsius, fan-forced).
  • Sift flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.
  • Whisk egg, cream and milk together.
  • Pour most of the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Keep a tablespoon or two of the wet ingredients aside.
  • Mix ingredients using a butter knife or other flat-bladed knife knife. The mixture should hold together well and be a little sticky to touch. Add a little extra of the wet ingredients if the mixture is too dry.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle a little extra flour over the mixture.
  • Gently knead for 10 seconds. Shape the dough into a round about 2-3 cm thick.
  • Use a 5cm (in diameter) round cutter to cut out 12 scones.
  • Place the scones, not quite touching, on a greased tray.
  • Brush the tops with the remaining wet mixture.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a light golden colour.
  • Once baked, transfer to a clean tea towel and wrap the scones before serving warm.
  • Enjoy with cream and jam.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg