• Nicole Short

Plain Scones for your Eater Sunday!

It is Easter Time on lockdown and these simple, easy to make scones will be sure to brighten up your easter morning. The use very easy ingredients that most of you should have in your pantries!

So this is a recipe that I have been using since I was a child from a Winnie-the-Pooh Teatime cookbook, that I was given by one of my best childhood friends, Eibhin!

Makes 6-8 scones


225g plain flour

1 1/4 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 table spoon sugar

100g butter (cold)

1 egg

75 ml buttermilk, sour cream or milk ( I used 1/2 milk and 1/2 yogurt)


Preheat the oven to 230C

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar (sift twice)

Rub or cut in cold butter as lightly as possible until the mixture resembles bread crumbs

Make a well in the middle and add in a well beaten egg. Bind together and gradually adding your milk to form a dough. Do not over mix! There can loose flour still. Tip it onto your surface and fold over 3 or 4 times till well mixed.

Add a little flour onto your surface and rolling pin. Roll out to the thickness of about 2 cm and make rectangle, then cut into long triangles with a knife.

Place scones 2 cm apart on a buttered baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and place on wire wrack. Cover with a cloth to keep in the steam. wait 10 min before serving

of course serving it with your favourite jam, softly whipped cream and some cheese!!

So I know this Easter Sunday will be a different one for most of us with the lockdown but wanted to leave you with this Pooh quote!


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