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.


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


  • 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 roll out the dough using a rolling pin until is is about 2 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)
  • 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
  • Bake in oven at 220º C until golden brown (~10 minutes)
Dana's cooked scones

Dana’s cooked scones

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