Simple Scone Recipe

Welcome Treat

Since our first wedding we have been baking homemade scones in the Farm Kitchen as a welcome treat for all guests staying in the barns.

Homemade scones are best served with Cornish Clotted Cream & Cornish Strawberry Jam!


This recipe comes from my paternal Grandmother who in turn passed the recipe to my own Mother when arriving at Trevenna as a newly wed to my Father. There was plenty of work to do, and plenty of people to feed doing the work! This recipe is known as our “simple scone recipe”.

There are so many alternative scone recipes, adding this and that, cheese and fruit. However, this is our Trevenna “simple” Classic Scone Recipe!


450g Self Raising Flour

1 Teaspoon of Baking Power

115g of Butter

85g of Caster Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Plain Yogurt (traditionally we would have used soured cream!)

Splash of Milk

1 Egg for the Egg Wash


Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees (or 200 in a fan oven).

Sieve the self raising flour into a large mixing bowl, and add the Baking Powder.

Add the margarine to the mixing bowl.

Gently rub the flour and the margarine together between your fingers. (Avoid using the warm palm of your hands as this will raise the temperature of the mixture and make it sticky!). 

Add the Sugar and Plain Yogurt to the flour & margarine mixture together with a splash of milk.

Using your fingers only, softly shape the mixture ready for rolling out.

Using a 50cm diameter deep metal pastry cutter, make quick sharp cuts into the mixture (while trying not to handle the scone mixture more than required), and place each scone on an oven tray lined with parchment paper.

In a separate mug, break the egg and gentle beat with a fork. Brush each scone with this Egg wash.

Place baking tray in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes.

When the scones have risen and are turning golden, remove and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Sweet Canapés

Scone, Jam & Cream is not just for Afternoon Tea.

Jam & Cream Scones are served anytime; for 11am crib out in the fields, in the garden with a cup of tea, or after a wedding ceremony!

Scones served as Canapés 

The Great Debate

Jam then Cream, or Cream then Jam? This is the great debate.

The Cornish & Trevenna way is Jam first, then Cream! Thats final!

Guest Comments

“Food and drinks were amazing. All the food was perfect from the Arrival Scones in our barn to the Evening Munchies on the wedding day. It was all FANTASTIC.”

Lucy & Nick