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Marmalade Scones

5/5 - (2 votes)

Scones are a total classic, soft fluffy and sweet, however this version on your classic scone has a bit of a different touch. Marmalade is my dad’s favourite spread, and it works perfectly in these scones. I’ve added some orange zest and extract to the mixture as well. Giving them a lovely zesty flavour to contrast the dark marmalade. If you can’t get your hands on any orange extract don’t worry it is not essential but will just add a bit more flavour to your scones.

Top tip: use cold butter and milk, chill the dough for 15 minutes before putting in the oven this should make your scones softer and flakier.

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Serves: 8 scones


225g self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

55g butter

55g caster sugar

150ml milk (plus extra for glazing)

1 egg

Zest of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 orange

1tsp orange extract

To serve

100ml double cream or crème fresh for a lighter end product



  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl, add the chilled butter and rub until it has the appearance of breadcrumbs.
  3. Zest both your lemon and orange and add to the flour mixture along with your sugar and orange extract, stir to combine.
  4. Gradually add the milk until the dough has just come together. You may not need all the milk; it is important you don’t over work the dough here.
  5. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 30 seconds until the dough has come together. You don’t want to over knead, but it does help to ensure the dough is even and the raising agent is well combined.
  6. Flatten the dough until it is 1 inch thick and stamp out scones with a cookie cutter or glass. Place on a lined baking tray.
  7. Chill for 15 minutes; this step is optional but will give a softer, flakier result.
  8. Mix an egg yolk with a large dash of milk and brush over the top of the scones, to give a golden colour. Place in the hot oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  9. Leave to cool and then serve with your choice of cream and marmalade.

#Accessiability (image description; the image is set on a black background, there is a scone in the front of the image it is golden brown and filled with dark orange marmalade and crème fresh. In the background we can see a jar of opened marmalade and half an orange.)

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