Orange Scones

Author Sisley White


  • 450g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 225ml milk
  • 1 orange
  • Clotted cream and jam


  1. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220ºC/ Fan 200º.

  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

  4. Add the butter and rub together to make bread crumbs.

  5. -Stir in the sugar.
  6. Grate the orange finely and add the zest to the mix.

  7. In a jug lightly beat the eggs and add milk up to 300ml (you might not use all the milk from the ingredient list or you might need a little more).

  8. Add a little a time to the dried ingredients and mix with your hands until you get a soft dough. (slightly sticky is fine). Save a little of the egg milk mix for the glaze.

  9. On a lightly floured surface gently knead the dough and roll out the dough to 2cm thick.

  10. Stamp out the scones using round cutters. I like ones about 5cm in diameter.

  11. Place on the baking trays and using a pastry brush glaze them with the left over milk and egg mix.

  12. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

  13. Allow to cool on a wire wrack with a clean tea towel on to stop them drying out.

  14. Once they are cool enough to eat. Cut in half add clotted cream and jam.

  15. Enjoy with a cup of tea!