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Wholemeal Scones

Makes 8 scones

Made with fine wholemeal flour, these scones are delicious served warm with our very own rhubarb jam compote.

Free from Egg, Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian, Wholemeal


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  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Dust a large baking tray with flour.
  3. Measure the flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir to combine and sieve into a mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar.
  5. Chop the butter into the bowl and using a fork, blend everything together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  6. Stir in the milk then use your hands to bring together a soft mass of dough.
  7. Lightly dust the work top with flour, place the dough in the middle and flatten it to 3cm/1” with your hands.
  8. Press a round pastry cutter or upturned coffee cup into the dough to cut out circles.
  9. Lift the dough circles onto the prepared baking tray.
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.

Rhubarb Jam Compote

  1. Wash, dry and slice the rhubarb into 3xm/1” lengths.
  2. Put the rhubarb, sugar, orange zest and juice into a saucepan over a medium heat.
  3. Boil, stirring occasionally for 20-25 minutes until the jam compote starts to thicken.
  4. Pour the jam compote into a warm sterilized jar.


large baking tray (scones). saucepan, sterilized jam jar (compote), 2 x mixing bowls and round pastry cutter


220˚C, Fan 200˚C, 425˚F, Gas 7.

Cooking time

15-18 minutes
Love this recipe. Make these scones regularly, although I do add two heaped tablespoons of brown sugar, as I prefer my scones slightly sweeter.
By Kate B
26 May 2021
Delicious , enjoyed the making and eating!. The whole meal flour gives the scones a lovely nutty flavour . Next recipe I will try are cheese scones. Best wishes Susan
By Susan
23 Apr 2021
My new favourite scone recipe. Woulg give 10stars if I could
By Alan
08 May 2020
I have been wanting to do some healthy baking so wholemeal scones seemed great, but OMG this recipe was not the one for me. 4 tsp of baking powder! That is way too much! These scones were bitter and acidic and utterly intolerable. Normally scones are a favourite of mine, but never have I tasted anything so nasty.
05 Apr 2020
Fabulous! Though as I like my scones BIG then this is just 4 scones for me. Variation - added some sultanas and ground all spice. Yummy.
By Abby M
05 Mar 2018
tasty and family agreed, but more of a sweet bread than scones, will do half white and half whole next time and might try them thinner with more Xylitol (as this is what i substituted for brown) sugar to see if they come out a bit like biscuits instead
By Mr Nathan Piper
10 Jul 2011

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