This delectable, but simple Scone recipe is best eaten with your favourite jam and a dollop of whipped cream, and served on the best china. Enjoy your scones as part of a high tea or on their own for a Devonshire tea. Making hot, fluffy scones is super simple and quick, and is an effortless way to impress Mum or Mum-in-law! This recipe can be made with or without added fruit.

Traditional Fruit Scones with Jam & Cream


PREP TIME: 15 Minutes

COOK TIME: 10 – 12 Minutes



  • 3 cups of self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp of caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50 g butter, chopped
  • 310 ml of milk
  • 2/3 cup of sultanas
  • Extra milk to glaze
  • Raspberry or strawberry jam, to serve
  • Double cream, to serve.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 230C.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the butter and use you fingertips to rub together the butter and flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a hole in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in milk.
  5. Stir until a soft but sticky dough forms and then add in sultanas (and more milk if necessary).
  6. Turn dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently until the dough comes together.
  7. Use fingertips to pat the dough into a 2cm thick disc.
  8. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour before using a round pastry cutter with 5cm diameter dipped in flour to cut out scones.
  9. Arrange scones evenly across tray and gently glaze the top of each with a little bit of milk.
  10. Bake scones for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove scones from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  12. Serve warm with a generous dollop of double cream and jam.

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