Sultana Scones and other Mother’s Day recipes


mother's day

Mother’s Day is very nearly here, a great way to celebrate and thank your mum for everything she does. We think that an inexpensive but personal way to treat her is a homemade afternoon tea, or an extra special dinner and what better way to kick it off than with a classic sultana scone. Don’t forget to stock up on jam and clotted cream though.


  • 450g self raising flour
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 100g cold butter
  • 284ml buttermilk
  • 50g sultanas
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 220•C/Gas mark 7
  2. Rub the flour, butter & bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar to the bowl and mix.
  4. Add the sultanas, buttermilk and vanilla extract and mix quickly to form a dough. If too dry add a very small amount of milk
  5. Press, not roll the dough on a clean lightly floured surface until it is approximately 3cm thick and cut out into rounds with a 5cm cutter.
  6. Lightly flour a baking sheet and place the dough rounds on it leaving space for expansion.
  7. Brush the tops of the scones with milk
  8. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes until golden
  9. Best served warm with jam and clotted cream.

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Get baking and cooking and make your mum’s day extra special.

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