Classic scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream are a favourite of mine. Although, while I make cheese scones very regularly, classic scones are more something I tend to have out at an afternoon tea. However with lockdown 2020 still going strong and my desire to have an afternoon tea growing as well, I decided to bake some to enjoy this bank holiday weekend.
I love creating new recipes but I am a firm believer of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and this is why I tend to use the scone recipe on the BBC Good Food Website which can be found here. But I have made a few observations and changes to the recipe.
As I can’t have raw or semi-raw egg, I omit this entirely and instead brush the top of the scones with milk before baking. I also tend to use a very small amount of lemon juice as too much really makes the milk go funny.
As well as this, I find the baking time is a little off and it needed double that time in my oven. Remember, all ovens are different and yours might behave differently to mine so I advise to bake them for the allotted time and then check on them regularly and adjust accordingly.
These scones are best fresh on the day they are made. They can also be frozen for a later day.