How to make the perfect scone

Posted in Food, General, on Monday October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Return To Blog Posts
The perfect scone, freshly prepared in the Royal Galleys

Many of our visitors have been telling us lately how much they love our home-made scones in the Royal Deck Tea Room. Each morning, our team of chefs prepare all the food fresh for the day in Britannia's original Royal Galleys.

To celebrate #AfternoonTeaWeek, we asked our Executive Chef, Mark Alston, for his delicious fruit scone recipe.

To make 12 perfect fruit scones, you'll need the following ingredients:

115g butter
665g plain flour
35g baking powder
115g caster sugar
200ml milk
200ml cream
120g sultanas
1 egg (beaten)

Method: Cream the butter and sugar until it is light in colour. Rub in the sifted flour and baking powder until it's a fine breadcrumb consistency. Add the sultanas. Mix in the milk and cream a little at a time to form a smooth dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 2cm in thickness. Cut out with a 6cm pastry cutter. Place on a baking tray, lined with baking parchment. Brush with the beaten egg and leave to rest for 10 minutes before cooking. Cook at 180˚ for 14-17 minutes.

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