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A light blue plate with 3 whole scones and half a scone with cream and jam
Afternoon Tea Scones
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Afternoon Tea Scones served with clotted cream and jam, the finest British tea time treats. Buttery, crumbly, and so flavourful. What would a true English tea time be without these mouthwatering scones? Heavenly rich and fluffy, hard to resist not having one too many. These scones are so easy to make from scratch with a few simple ingredients, and can be served at any party or celebration. Or the perfect brunch treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: afternoon tea time treats
Servings: 12 scones
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 350 g plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 ml full-fat milk
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a handful of dried fruit
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
To serve:
  • clotted cream
  • jam
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. (390 Fahrenheit).
  2. Sift the flour in a large bowl, add the baking powder and mix.

  3. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub them into the flour using your hands so that it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the milk to the dried ingredients.

  5. Add the caster sugar, vanilla extract and dried fruit.

  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. Roll the dough into about a cm or half an inch thickness, then use a cookie cutter to cut out 12 rounds.

  8. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and bake the scones for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  9. Serve with jam and clotted cream or any other cream you like.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Afternoon Tea Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.