One of the greatest memories I have of my grandmother, or Farm Nanna as we used to call her, was her amazing cooking. Whenever we went to the farm to visit her and Farm Poppy she always put on a magnificent feast of corned beef, mashed potato and pumpkin, a mountain of vegetables and even dessert which always included custard and a treat – and this was just for lunch! There are many things I wish she had been able to teach me, before she left this world, like her flower art, her knitting, crafts, and other-world skills that seem to be disappearing in today’s society but the one thing she did leave us with were a few of her amazing recipes.
This scones recipe is probably one of the easiest I have seen, and they taste AMAZING. I am actually letting you in on an award-winning recipe as myself and my sisters regularly won the cooking section as kids with these yummy scones at the local Marburg Show. I know, it’s a big deal! But seriously you don’t need to just trust me, give this recipe a go. It takes no time and you won’t be disappointed with these fluffy and light tasty treats.
Farm Nanna's Easy Plain Scones Recipe
- 6 cups self-raising flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup cream can also use lactose-free alternative
- 2 cups milk can also use lactose-free alternative
- Preheat oven to 200C and dust a flat surface with plain flour.
- Sift flour and salt together in a large bowl.
- Add the milk and cream and mix until combined.
- Tip the mixture onto your floured surface, and knead gently until smooth.
- Cut with glass jar into circle shapes and place scone shapes on a cold tray and brush tops with melted butter.
- Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Allow cooling slightly before serving with strawberry jam, and cream. Yum!
The photos in this post were taken when having a picnic at my local country show, so please enjoy the rustic vibe of the setting (as well as the mouth-watering scones).
Use a glass to cut out perfect even shapes in the scone dough.
Scones taste best when enjoyed fresh out of the oven.
The images supplied are actually using this recipe but lactose-free with the use of Zymil Lactose-Free Thickened Cream. This cream really doesn’t thicken when whipped, like normal thickened cream, but is a great alternative to the lactose intolerant amongst us.