These wonderful ladies from our activity course made us some afternoon tea. If you feel homesick and want to bake NZ scones in your country, follow the recipe below.


  • 3 cups flour (if self raising flour only add 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder)
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 50g or 2 ounces butter
  • 1 - 1/2 cups milk


  • sift dry ingredients together
  • rub butter into flour, so the mixture is crumbly
  • add milk and mix quickly and very little (mixture should be sticky and not too dry)
  • roll lightly on a floured surface about 15mm thick, cut into squares and place on a baking tray
  • bake in preheated oven 230° (450°F) for 10 - 15mins (makes approximately 16 scones)
  • after baking, cut scones in half, use fruit jam and cream as a topping