Devonshire Scones

I can’t believe that it’s taken me 39 years (nearly 40 – but let’s not go into details, eek) to eat (never mind bake) my first scone! It was well worth the wait, however, as they were delicious 🙂 Last weekend I decided to bake Mary Berry’s Devonshire Scones; you can find the recipe on page 123 of her book 100 Cakes and Bakes. Will (my hubby) loves scones, so I thought I would give them a go.

Making the Scones

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

First of all, I gathered together all of the ingredients to make the scones:

  • 450 g self-raising flour
  • 2 rounded tsp baking powder
  • 75 g butter (room temperature)
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Approximately 225 ml milk

Equipment-wise, you need two baking sheets. Mary Berry says that this recipe makes 8 – 10 large (9 cm) scones or 20 smaller ones. I was able to make 17 from my batch and they were about 5 to 5.5 cm in width, so I guess mine turned out to be on the smaller side. I used the cutter size recommended in the recipe, so they couldn’t really have turned out to be any other size anyway!

Ingredients
Devonshire Scones Ingredients
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