With Wimbledon on at the moment it’s time to eat the British breakfast, or snack, of tennis champions A.K.A scones. They’re perfect for trying to replicate the Wimbledon experience, whether, it’s whilst eating lounging on the sofa watching TV or sitting in the garden on a picnic blanket with friends.
Check out our recipe for scone
350g of self-raising flour and extra for dusting
¼ tsp of salt
1tsp of baking powder
85g of butter cut into cubes
3tbsp of caster sugar
175ml of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Squeeze lemon juice
Beaten egg to glaze
Jam and clotted cream to serve
1. Heat the oven to 220c/fan and 200c/gas 7. Tip flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl and mix.
2. Add the butter then rub with fingers into the dry mixture until the mixture becomes fine like crumbs. Then stir in the sugar.
3. Put the milk in a tub and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave so it’s warm. Add the vanilla and lemon juice. Then put it to the side and put a baking sheet to the oven.
4. Make a hole in the dry mix and add the liquid. Combine it quickly with a knife; it will seem very wet at first.
5. Scatter flour on a surface and put the dough on it. Put flour on your hands too. Fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother. Then pat the dough into a round that is roughly 4cm deep.
6. Take a round cutter and dip it in flour before cutting out the dough.
7. Bake for 10 minutes until they are golden on the top.