Dana’s Scones

My six year old daughter Dana was given the job of cooking scones for her homework. It was all about measuring accurately. The school issued a recipe that actually produced quite nice scones.

Dana's uncooked scones

Dana's Scones

Akiva School
Light and fluffy scones. Perfect for making with kids.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 scones


  • 225 grams self raising flour
  • 40 grams butter / margarine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas
  • 150 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp more milk for glazing


  • Pre-heat oven to 220º C (fan 200º C)
  • First sift the flour into a bowl
  • Rub the butter into the flour, using your finger tips
  • Next stir in the sugar and salt
  • Then take a knife and use it to mix in the milk little by little
  • Now flour your hands and knead the mixture into a soft dough. You may need to add a drop of milk if it feels dry, or add a little flour if it is too sticky
  • Sprinkle some flour onto your board and pat out the dough until it is 2 to 2.5 cm thick
  • Take a pastry cutter and place it on the dough, then tap it so it goes straight through the dough (don't twist it) - we use a child's plastic cup that is 7.5cm in diameter
  • After you have cut as many scones as you can, knead the leftover dough together and repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have used all the dough
  • Place all the scones on the baking sheet
  • Glaze each scone with milk
  • Bake in oven at 220º C until golden brown (10-15 minutes)


Standard recipe makes six. Double recipe for a more generous afternoon tea for the family.
Dana's cooked scones

Dana’s cooked scones

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