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Mary Berry recipes: Chef shares easy way to make classic scones – expert tips

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Mary Berry is a chef and cookbook author who will often share her favourite recipes. She has previously detailed an easy recipe to make scones.

Speaking in unearthed footage on Afternoon Plus, Mary shared a recipe to make plain scones.

Mary began by adding self-raising flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a sieve over a bowl.

She stated: “I’m not a great one for sieving but if you’re adding baking powder it is a good idea.”

Once sieved into the bowl, she added softened butter and rubbed it together using her hands.

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Combine the mixture until it is light and looks like breadcrumbs before adding the sugar.

Mary then beat the egg in a measuring jug before adding to the milk.

She explained: “I’ve poured the milk slightly over as I’m going to glaze the scones and it’s a good idea to leave some in the bottom of the jug.”

The egg and milk mixture can be put into the large bowl, leaving a small amount in the jug, and mixed with a fork or knife.

Mary continued: “Then you want to bake these in a hot oven for around 10 minutes.”

She placed the tray onto the top shelf of the oven on 220C, or 200C fan.

Bake until the scones are well risen and a light golden brown colour.

Leave to cool then serve with jam and clotted cream.



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