Nora’s Easy Scones

Bryony: We’re going to be making scones or scones whatever you want to call them.

And these are nice and easy and there’s a little technique, a little trick on how to make them with little ones, because sometimes they find it difficult to rub in the butter

The first thing were going to do, we got 200 grams of plain flour and half a teaspoon of baking powder.

So can you put that in please Nora? Pour it in, all of it in, that’s it

Good girl! Can you give that a good whisk around for me please?

If you don’t have plain flour, you can use self-raising, 200 grams of that.

You’re going to sit on there that’s a good idea.

So give that a mix in – so it’s all whisked in

This is the trick, so what you need is a food bag or a sandwich bag, just something that’s enough so you can fit the flour and butter in. Pour the flour into the sandwich bag

Right you ready? Right careful otherwise it’s going to go everywhere

Right ready here we go…

There we go

Nora: Can I hold it

Bryony: Right yeah you just hold that – don’t spill it anywhere – just hold that there

Now I’m just going to get the butter, now the butter needs to be nice and cold. As cold as you can get it, so chilled and it needs to be cut into cubes as well. 60 grams of unsalted butter chilled and cubed

Right don’t spill that while I go get the butter

So were going to put the butter in here

Nora: Is that the butter?

Bryony: That’s the butter and we put the butter in the bag as well ok?

 Nora: Pour it in

Bryony: – No put it in in little bits – we don’t want it to clump together, put it in

Pop it in the bag and then were going to seal the top

What you’re going to do Nora is take the bag up and you’re going to move all the butter in the flour around inside.

So that the flour coats the butter

Nora: Ok mummy stop

Bryony: – yeah go on you do it

Can you feel the butter inside – if you feel a bit of butter you got to squish it.

Don’t squish too hard or you’ll pop it – if you feel a bit of butter you have to squish it.

Get the rolling pin and give it a good bash

That’s it good girl – ready tip it in

We’re going to add 2 tablespoons of sugar – you can leave this out if you don’t want to add the sugar – it just adds an extra bit of sweetness

Right now give that a good mix around

Okay were going to add 100ml of milk

You want me to have go?

Have you decided if you want chocolate chips of raisins, or is that a silly question

So were going to add chocolate chips to ours

Do you want one before I put them in, yeah – do you want to pour them in for me?

That’s 50 grams of chocolate chips or 50 grams of raisins

Lightly flour our surface and then were going to get our dough

You going to help me, yeah

Right were going to cut half way through – that’s it good girl well done

Then we’re going to cut half way across there – can you do that for me

It’s like a sandwich – it is like a sandwich – Is it a sandwich – it’s not a sandwich

Right and then were going to brush the top of the scones with some milk and a pastry brush.

So there we have it our lovely chocolate chip scones that we just made

These are some I made the other day with raisin in

Thank you for watching

Say bye – Byee


Briony May

Briony Williams is a Bristolian who starred on the TV show the Great British Bake Off and won last year’s Great Christmas Bake Off.

Here is her quick-and-easy scone recipe she loves to make at home with her daughter Nora.

Why not have a go at making these and share your yummy creations with us via email:

You will need:

  • 200g plain flour and ½ tsp baking powder, or instead you can use just 200g self-raising flour
  • 100 ml milk
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 50g raisins or chocolate chips (or whatever you have handy!)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • Plastic sandwich bag or similar (optional)
  • A mixing bowl, wooden spoon and baking tray, pastry brush, a kitchen knife and baking paper

Step 1

Get your grown-up to pre-heat the oven at 220C/425F/Gas 7

Pour the plain flour and baking powder (or self-raising flour if you’re using that instead) into the sandwich bag and check the butter is chilled and cut into cubes.

Step 2

Add the cubes of butter into the flour mixture, coating it all over and then seal the bag.

Step 3

Use a rolling pin if you need it to separate any large chunks of butter.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into your bowl. Add the sugar, then slowly pour in your milk and give it all a good stir until all the ingredients are combined.

Step 5

Pour chocolate chips (or raisins) into the bowl and mix evenly. Shape the mixture into a round and dust flour onto your worktop ready for the next step.

Step 6

Put your scone mixture onto the floured worktop and flatten the top down so it’s a thick disc shape. Get your grown-up to help you cut the disc into four through the middle (cut a cross shape).

Step 7

Brush the tops of each scone with some milk – this will help them brown nicely on the top when they cook

Step 8

Put your scones on to baking paper on an oven baking tray and get your grown up to put them in a pre-heated oven at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked all the way through. Allow to cool and serve while still slightly warm.

Well done!

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