A Simple Scone Recipe with A Twist

Easy scone recipe

by Sharon Maher

in Food, Recipes

Nick’s Uncle Archie and Pansy his dog popped in for a cup of tea today and the cupboard was bare,

so knowing they were coming I decided to make my store cupboard favourite scones. But unfortunately I did not have enough milk for the recipe, so thinking quickly I decided to make up the liquid with Grand Marnier liqueur, which is an orange-flavored brandy liqueur, my special ingredient.

They were so delicious that Uncle Archie took the rest home with him, in fact even he had to say they were better than his favourite supermarket variety which he often buys for his afternoon snack.

Here is my scone recipe:


225g self raising flour
1 tsp of baking powder
Pinch of salt
40g butter
150ml milk or replace 50ml with Gran Marnier
Keep 2tbsp of milk for brushing over the top

For serving:

Strawberry jam – I put three tablespoons in a sauce pan with fresh strawberries, add a little water or liqueur and let it cool before serving.
Clotted cream or double cream, whipped
I always put jam on top of the cream, but don’t let me influence scone eating the classic scone eaters put jam on first.


Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7
1. Sieve all dry ingredients into a clean bowl and rub in butter until it resembles bread crumbs.
2. Add enough liquid to form a soft dough.
3. Roll out on to a floured surface to 3cm thick, and cut with a round cutter (No twisting of cutter), lift and place on a greased and lined baking tray. Re-roll excess cut out, to make 6-8 scones.
4. Brush with milk
5. Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
6. Serve warm with jam and cream.

Easy and quick for that unexpected guest!

Norah x

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