Cooking in the Downton Abbey kitchen was such good fun. It makes you realise how much has changed, but good traditional recipes still work fantastically. Today I will be recreating this fantastic recipe from home.
- 150 g plain flour
- 100 g strong white flour
- 40 g salted butter
- 25 g baking powder
- 70 g caster sugar
- 150 buttermilk
- 1 egg beaten, egg or milk
- clotted cream & jam to serve
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C, gas 6.
- Rub the flours, butter and baking powder together until you have fine breadcrumbs, then add the sugar.
- Gradually add the buttermilk, the mixture should be really wet and soft
- Remove from the bowl and bring together.
- Roll out and cut 8 x 7cm x 2cm deep scones.
- Place onto a greased baking tray cover with film lightly and leave for 15 minutes in a warm place.
- Remove the film brush with milk or beaten egg.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until well risen and light brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.
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