Charlecote Park scones

Make a batch of these scones and enjoy with jam from our Servants' Hall shop.

Cakes and bakes
Plate of scones at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 15 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 460g (16oz) self-raising flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2 sp baking powder
  • 110g (4oz) soft margarine or butter
  • 65g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 110g (4oz) sultanas (optional)
  • Milk to bind

Method

  1. Preheat a floured baking tray in the oven at 180C / Gas 4.
  2. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Lightly rub the margarine (or butter) into the flour.
  4. Add sugar and sultanas, and mix together.
  5. Gradually add the milk, a tbsp at a time, until you can bind the mixture together ready to roll out.
  6. Roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick and cut into rounds, re-rolling the remaining dough as necessary (you should have about 8 - 9 scones).
  7. Place on the heated baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Cool and dredge with icing sugar before filling with jam and cream.