There’s nothing more simple yet satisfying than the humble scone…we love making scones in our house. From cheesy ones, to plain ones to more savoury ones with dried tomatoes and herbs!!!! all delicious and all equally fun for a young child to make.

what you need…

  • 225g self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 40g butter diced
  • 150ml milk
  • extra milk to glaze
  • small rolling pin
  • mixing bowl
  • 2.5in round cutter
  • baking sheet
  • grease proof paper
  • pastry brush
  • butter and jam for serving

what to do…

  1. turn on the oven to 220c
  2. mix the flour, salt and baking powder together into a bowl, and then rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
  3. stir in enough milk to make a soft dough
  4. roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 2cm thick and using your round cutter cut out the circles
  5. place of the baking sheet and brush the tops with milk
  6. bake for approx 10mins
  7. transfer to a wire rack to cool
  8. serve with jam or cream – yum!!!

into a little dream adventure…

  • this simple activity is the perfect way to encourage your children to get involved in mixing, measuring, pouring, brushing, stirring, rubbing, rolling, transferring, spreading – who knew such an activity could involve so many little challenges for a child to explore, developing their fine motor control, hand/eye co-ordination and concentration all the time
  • simple mathematics can be explored when asking them to recognise the shape they are cutting, or what happens when you cut a whole scone in half, how many halves make up a whole?
  • like i said previously you can add all sorts of delicious things to your simple scone recipes to make a more savoury scone if you would rather!!!! maybe explore this idea with your child – what do they think would taste nice and why!!! try it out…does it taste good or not!!!! you will never know unless you try and children just love the experiment of things, even if it does taste disgusting, it was an experiment and a fun one at that