• 6servings
  • 20minutes
  • 609calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B12, C, D
MineralsCalcium, Potassium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓


  2. 175g butter , frozen

  3. 250g self-raising flour

  4. 1 tsp baking powder

  5. 50g golden caster sugar , plus extra for sprinkling

  6. 150ml cold full-fat milk

  7. tiny squeeze lemon juice

  8. beaten egg , for glazing

  9. 350g strawberries , hulled and sliced

  10. 50g golden caster sugar , plus a little sugar for sprinkling

  11. 1 tbsp posh strawberry jam (we like Tiptree Little Scarlet Strawberry Conserve)

  12. 140g clotted cream

  13. small drop vanilla extract

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. On the coarse side of a box grater, grate the butter into a bowl, then place back in the freezer for 5 mins. With a spatula, quickly mix the butter with the flour, baking powder and sugar, add the milk and lemon juice, then bring together until you have a butter-speckled dough. Knead the dough a few times on a floured surface. Roll out to a circle, press into a lightly greased 20cm sandwich tin, then brush the top with egg and scatter with a little sugar. Bake for 20 mins until risen and golden, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  2. While the scone is cooling, toss the strawberries in a bowl with a sprinkling of the sugar and the jam, then set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk the clotted cream until stiff with the 50g sugar and a drop of vanilla extract.

  3. To assemble the cake, place the scone base on a serving plate, spread the cream over, leaving a slight edge of the cake showing, then pile the saucy strawberries on top. Serve cut into wedges STRAWBERRIES If you can, put them in the sunshine and let them go a bit soft - this will really enhance the flavour. Look out for different varieties; try a Pegasus or a Cambridge Favourite or, if you can, a Marie De Bois, which is similar to a wild strawberry.


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