Traditional British Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam

Traditional British scones recipe with clotted cream and jam, the finest tea time treats. Buttery, crumbly, flavourful. What would a true British tea time be without these mouthwatering scones? Heavenly rich and fluffy, hard to resist not having one too many.

A white plate with 3 British scones

Which is why I decided to make a small batch only. The quantities listed below make 5 scones, so do feel free to double up if you want to make more. Whether you serve the delicious scones with jam and clotted cream or just on their own, they are absolutely gorgeous warm or cold.

I always have at least one as soon as they come out of the oven, the smell of freshly baked goodies is just so tempting. On a few special occasions like anniversaries or Valentine’s Day I was brave enough to book a table for the afternoon tea in some posh hotels in London.

Such a treat! They were quite dear, but then every single pence spent was so worth it. Having a lovely cup of tea with some delish sandwiches, cakes and scones and enjoying a great company has no price, really.

 A British scone with clotted cream and jam on top of 3 other scones

You can, however, make your own special tea time at home with these finger-licking scones. From start to getting them out of the oven only takes about 15-20 minutes, so you really have no excuse not to bake them.

I used dried cranberries, but sultanas or any other dried fruit would do. Or just omit the dried fruit altogether if you like plain scones. Oh, my world!

I should have mentioned that these scones are even tastier when they are warm. If you don’t have clotted cream, justt have them with some butter, and you are in for a treat.

Whether you want a nice breakfast or a fancy afternoon tea party, you have the right bites. Add some Strawberry and cream shortbreads to your list for the ultimate British dessert experience.

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Traditional British scones recipe with clotted cream and jam
Traditional British Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Traditional British scones recipe with clotted cream and jam. the finest tea time treats.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: English
Servings: 5 scones
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 175 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 ml full-fat milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a handful of dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
To serve:
  • double or clotted cream
  • strawberry jam
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. (390 Fahrenheit).
  2. Sift the flour in a large bowl, add the baking powder and salt and mix.
  3. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub them into the flour using your hands so that it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Warm up the milk in the microwave for 10 seconds, then pour it into the dried ingredients.
  5. Add the caster sugar, lemon an vanilla extract and dried cranberries.
  6. Using your hands, knead it into a dough. I find that the dough is so easy to work with, that there is no need to transfer it to the work surface, just slightly knead it into a ball.
  7. Divide the dough into 5 smaller balls and shape patties with your hands.
  8. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and bake the scones for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  9. Serve with strawberry jam and clotted cream or any other cream you like.
Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Traditional British Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.







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  • Reply
    April 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Arata foarte bine. Mi-ar placea tare mult sa ajung in Anglia, sa beau ceai, sa mananc scones si sa vizitez librarii sau anticariate. 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      April 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Multumesc! O sa-ti placa mult, sunt foarte multe de vazut. Eu sunt in Anglia de 7 ani, nu stiu pe unde a trecut timpul.

  • Reply
    April 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Just in time for a weekend breakfast!

  • Reply
    Stacey is Sassy
    April 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I love scones. I’ll have to try your recipe 🙂

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