November 22nd, 2009


I love scones. Almost nothing is as good as jam and whipped cream on some fresh scones.


Even better is when they’re so quick and easy to make – and these ones surely are. They were seen on a masterclass show on MaterChef, although had dates and lemon. I’m sure this flavour combination would be great, but without them the recipe is lovely.



Recipe adapted from MasterChef’s Date and Lemon Scone recipe

150ml-175ml milk
150ml cream
1 egg
3 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Cream & jam, to serve

Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Line large flat oven tray with baking paper.

Whisk 150ml milk, cream and egg together until well combined. Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir gently to a soft dough, adding remaining milk if necessary. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.

Press dough out to 2cm-thick.


Cut scones from dough and place onto tray flat-side up. Press dough together gently and repeat using the remaining dough.


Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden and well risen. Serve hot with jam and cream.




  1. Steph says:

    oh oh i love scones too! they look so fluffy, i want one right now!

  2. Yum! Looks like a great afternoon tea.

  3. Velva says:

    Oh my! The scones look absolutely delightful. They look beautiful-as if they would melt right in your mouth. A good cup of coffee and a couple of these scones and life would be good.

  4. I am with you. Scones are just wonderful. I love them when they are still warm from the oven! delicious….

  5. Juliana says:

    Scones…they look gorgeous, absolutely delicious…and the pictures as so inviting 🙂

  6. Forager says:

    Ooh, who doesn’t like scones? Actually.. I could do with some scones for afternoon tea and I like the sound of the addition of lemon and date 🙂

  7. Who doesnt love a great scone with real whipped cream and lashings of jam!! I once went to scone (nsw) and thought it would be funny to order scones at the local cafe. BAD IDEA!! The scone were hard, the cream was fake….from a can and they only had orange marmalade! Not even strawberry jam….moral of the story, just because a town is named Scone, doesnt mean they’ll have good scones there!! Now… they grown oranges in Orange?

  8. Barbara says:

    I love them too! And yours look so light and delicious!

  9. Ooh yes fresh scones are soo good aren’t they. Yours look perfect and with a nice rise too! Bravo 😀

  10. I’ve never had a scone with jam and whipped cream! Yum! I’ve been missing out!

  11. Trissa says:

    I’ve never made scones but if I was ever going to try and make them THIS would be the recipe.

  12. Karine says:

    Your scones look delicious. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  13. Ooh, i use the same recipe also off masterchef! They always turn out wonderfully! 🙂

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