Proper Cornish Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream

Scones with jam and clotted cream
Who doesn't love a traditional Cornish cream tea? Warm fluffy scones, sweet strawberry jam and cold unctuous clotted cream! There really is nothing better on a warm, sunny, summer afternoon than a cup of tea and one of these yummy scones piled high with jam and Cornish clotted cream. Bliss!

Why not have a go at making these traditional Cornish scones on National Cream Tea Day 2018? Scones are really easy to make and a great bake for children to have a go at too.

Scones with jam and clotted cream


This year, National Cream Tea Day will be celebrated on Friday 29th June. Don't forget to share your cream tea love on social media using the hashtag #NationalCreamTeaDay. Rodda's, the official partner of National Cream Tea Day will be sharing posts throughout the day.

The Cream Tea Society have also produced posters and bunting to help celebrate National Cream Tea Day, so whether you own a little cafe or are perhaps hosting a Cream Tea Day charity event, there is something for you.

Scones with jam and clotted cream


  • If you can't get hold of buttermilk, make your own by squeezing some lemon juice into the same amount of whole milk (in this case 300ml) and leave to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before using.
  • You don't need a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Just shape it with your hands for rustic scones.
  • The scones are best eaten fresh, but they can be frozen. When you want to eat them take them out of the freezer and pop them in a hot oven for 5 minutes to heat up.
Scones with jam and clotted cream


Scones with jam and clotted cream


scones, jam, clotted cream
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Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins
A traditional Cornish scone recipe with strawberry jam and clotted cream.


  • 450g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 100g Butter, cold and diced into cubes
  • 70g Caster Sugar
  • 300ml Buttermilk
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • Milk to glaze
  • Jam and Clotted Cream to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°c (200°fan). Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl rub together the flour, salt and butter until you get a fine breadcrumb consistency.
  3. Stir in the caster sugar with a metal knife.
  4. Pour the buttermilk and vanilla in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 seconds then pour into the flour. Mix with a knife then bring together with your hands into a soft dough.
  5. Place the dough on a floured surface, shape into a round, about 4cm thick and stamp out 8 scones using a 4cm cutter.
  6. Place the scones on the baking tray, glaze with milk and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Split the scones with your hands and serve with jam and clotted cream.


Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream


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