While you're stuck in lockdown, why not brush up on your baking skills by making the most quintessentially English treat - the humble scone? Served with a generous dollop of clotted cream and some sweet strawberry jam, it's a classic for a reason. Our basic scone recipe requires just three store cupboard ingredients - perfect if your store cupboard is looking a bit sparse at the moment.
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At a time when we're all trying to limit our visits to the supermarket, this simple recipe is a great way to use some of that extra time at home.
This short video demonstrates how to make the perfect three-ingredient scones in less than half an hour. If you prefer your recipes written out, you can find a step-by-step method for this delicious scone recipe below.
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Our favourite treats are the ones that take little time, effort and money, so it's no wonder we think this is the best scone recipe going. Made with self-raising flour and a can of lemonade, these bakes will add a delicious element of fizz to any afternoon tea. While they don't contain any additional ingredients, like sultanas, there's certainly nothing plain about their flavour.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Serves: Makes 12 scones
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