Mike’s fool-proof Scones Recipe


340g (12oz) self raising flour

¼ tsp salt

55g (2oz) caster sugar

85g  (3 oz) butter or  margarine

125ml (1/4pt) milk

60 ml (4 tbsps) Natural yoghurt

  1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees and lightly grease a baking tray.
  2. Mix flour salt sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter till it looks like breadcrumbs. Add sultanas etc at this point if required
  3. Mix milk and yoghurt together , stir into the mixture, work it together lightly until a soft dough is formed.
  4. Turn onto a floured board and knead slightly to get a smooth surface. Flatten out to an even thickness of about 2 cm (3/4”)
  5. Using a 5 cm cutter, cut out 12/14 scone and place on baking tray, or a larger cutter for fewer scones.
  6. Gather the trimmings and reshape to make more.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire tray.
  8. Scoff!