Deliciously easy fluffy scones with jam and cream
Master the art of baking scones with this easy recipe from RACV Cape Schanck resort.
Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked scones? The toasty aroma of buttery goodness wafting from the kitchen is surely the essence of homespun hospitality.
Scones are a simple yet delicious way to add an indulgent touch to any celebration or gathering, especially when slathered with sweet sticky jam and lightly whipped cream. So universally irresistible are the delectable discs that they have become a staple at everything from high teas and baby showers to cake stalls and, of course, Mother’s Day celebrations.
But don’t let their omnipresence fool you: there is an art to baking perfectly light and fluffy scones. And many perfectly capable cooks are defeated by the challenge.
If your scones tend to turn out more like rock cakes than lovely leavened cream carriers, don’t despair. With a few pointers, you’ll be rolling out batches of superbly baked beauties in no time.
Regardless of whether you like them sweet, savoury, sultana-loaded or slathered in jam and cream, RACV Cape Schanck head pastry chef Shannon Thirumal (previously of Lakehouse, Ezard and est by Merivale) has some simple tips for baking foolproof fluffy scones every time. Plus we share his ultimate go-to recipe for the easiest ever classic scones.