Bramble scones






1 egg, beaten

Cook Time

15-20 Min


  • 450g/1lb self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 75g/3oz butter, cubed
  • 75g/3oz caster sugar
  • 225g/8oz frozen blackberries
  • 200ml/7fl oz buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas mark 7.
  • Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and frozen blackberries. Stir in the buttermilk to form a firm dough.
  • Knead the dough very lightly. Roll out on a floured surface to 2.5cm/1in thick. Using a 6.5cm/2 1⁄2in cutter, stamp into rounds, being careful not to cut through the blackberries. Knead and re-roll as necessary.
  • Put the scones on a greased baking tray, and brush the tops with beaten egg. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Serve while still hot.
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