Granny's Scones

Baking with Granny

Sinéad Power

Plain Scones

Every time I go to stay at my Granny’s house she makes scones.  When we make them my Granny knows exactly how much of everything you need and she doesn’t need a weighing scales.  I really like making them with her but when I’m there she has to specially make plain ones because I don’t like fruit ones.  While they are baking in the oven, I play the piano and she really enjoys it.  When they come out of the oven they smell really nice.  I love my granny’s scones.


  • 400g Self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 180g fridge-cold milk
  • 1 egg for the egg wash


Preheat the oven to 220oC.  Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.  Rub the butter into the flour and mix until it resembles breadcrumbs .  Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.  Add in the sugar and the milk and lightly mix into the flour.  When smooth dough is formed, turn the mixture out onto a floured surface.  Knead very lightly to remove any cracks in the mixture.  Roll out the dough until it’s 2cm thick, then cut out 16 rounds using a scone cutter dipped in flour.  Place onto a greased baking tray, brush with egg and milk wash and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until well risen and light golden.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.


This page was added on 08/05/2018.

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