Cornish Scones Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Cornish Clotted Cream Tea

I really like scones, but somehow have never made it before from scratch. I was sent a lovely selection of Rodda’s products, including Cornish Clotted Cream, Farmhouse Butter, Shortbread and Fudge, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try and make scones using the butter and clotted cream.

Cornish Scones for a Perfect Cream Tea
Cornish Scones for a Perfect Cream Tea

There is a great recipe video on Rodda’s website, which I used to make the Cornish scones. It is simple and easy, and the scones are so delicious!

Cornish Scones Recipe

These homemade scones are simplicity itself. Top with your favourite quality jam and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream for the perfect cream tea

time: preparation, 15 minutes | cooking, 15 minutes
makes: 12


  • 500g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 15g baking powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g Rodda’s Farmouse Butter, diced
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 227g pot of Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream
  • 200g good-quality strawberry jam (preferably homemade)


Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Using just your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it is no longer visible. Add the milk and mix well. Once it starts to come together, turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently until it forms a smooth, soft dough.

Preheat the oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 2.5 cm thick and cut into rounds with a 5cm cutter. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Brush the tops of the scones twice with the beaten egg.

Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. Do not over-bake them or they will be dry. Serve warm with the Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream Scones
Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream Scones

The scones were very easy to make and so tasty. They were a success with the whole family, I was hoping to freeze some, but they were gone in a few minutes. They were enjoyed with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam – yum!

We were also sent Rodda’s Classic Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread, they are wonderfully crumbly, melt in the mouth smooth and deliciously buttery. We also tried Rodda’s Classic Cornish Clotted Cream Fudge which is gloriously rich and a little bit crumbly. The shortbread and fudge come in a beautiful tin, making it a lovely and delicious present.

Rodda's Classic Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread and Fudge
Rodda’s Classic Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread and Fudge

Thank you Rodda’s for sending the lovely products for us to try, I will be making more scones again soon as they were so tasty!

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