I am currently on a short break staying with my mum on her canal boat. I have a love and hate relationship with this. Its so nice to get away and be cruising down the canal, breathing the fresh country air. However she runs a cake cafe off the boat, so its time to indulge and get fat. The one thing I always have when visiting is her infamous cream teas. They always remind me of my childhood holidays in Cornwall. Except with these I get mums homemade jam. I must admit its the only time I want and eat scones, so I guess it ok to have a little indulge right? My mum always seems to make the greatest scones, crumbly and soft but still holding a little moisture. So I have decided to share with you mum’s perfect scone recipe.


  • 350g of self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 85g of butter
  • 175ml of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • A squirt of lemon juice


  • Heat the oven to 220 degrees.
  • Mix the lemon juice, vanilla and milk in a jug.
  • Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Chop the butter into the mix with a knife, then with your fingertips rub the bitter into the flour mix until into breadcrumbs consistency.
  • Add the milk and mix with a knife.
  • Gently mould the dough together and pat out.
  • Cut out your scones using a 5cm cutter.
  • Glaze with milk.
  • Bake for around 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve as you like them. (Though for me its got to be clotted cream and jam)

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  1. I’ll definitely give it a try! 🙂

    Nour |

  2. Kerry Kilmister

    These look delicious. My kiddies love scones, so I will give this a try 🙂 xxx

    1. Lolamia

      They are so yummy nice and hot with clotted cream. If you manage to make it dont forget to tag us @lolitambonita #lifeslittlepleasures #lolitabonita :

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