• 225 g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 75 g unsalted English butter, softened, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 40 g Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
  • 75 g sultanas
  • 25 g milk chocolate chips
  • 0.5 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp whole milk, plus extra for brushing
  • 25 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade caster sugar


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C / fan 180°C / gas 6. Put the flour in a large bowl, add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips. Stir in the sugar, sultanas, chocolate chips and mixed spice.

  2. 2

    In a jug, beat together the egg and milk. Pour into the flour mixture and bring together to make a soft dough.

  3. 3

    Dust a work surface with the extra flour and roll out the dough to about 2cm thick. Using a 5cm cutter, stamp out the scones and put onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Re-roll the trimmings and stamp out more rounds to make about 10 scones.

  4. 4

    To make the crosses, mix together the plain flour with 1 tablespoon of water and knead to make a smooth dough. Roll out thinly, then cut into strips. Lay the strips on top of the scones to make crosses.

  5. 5

    Brush with the extra milk, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden.

  6. 6

    Mix together the caster sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and use to glaze the tops of the scones as they come out of the oven. Cool on a wire rack. Split and serve. Spread with a little butter, if you like.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 854kj 204kcal 10%
  • Fat 7.9g 11%
  • Saturates 4.4g 22%
  • Sugars 12.4g 14%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1503kj/359kcal

Each serving provides

29.1g carbohydrate 1.2g fibre 3.6g protein

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