Air-fryer scones

Use your air-fryer to make fluffy scones. Serve them for afternoon tea with jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea


  • 175g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 90ml buttermilk or milk
  • milk, to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream, to serve


    1. Heat the air-fryer to 180C. Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs (you can also do this by pulsing the mixture in a food processor).
    2. Fold in the sugar. Mix the vanilla with the buttermilk or milk in a separate bowl or jug, then mix into the flour, gradually, until you have created a soft dough.
    3. Dust a work surface with flour and tip the dough onto it. Bring into a ball, then flatten slightly until the dough is around 4-5cm deep. Using a 5cm round dough cutter, cut out the scones – you may need to cut out two or three first, then reshape the dough and cut again. Put in the air-fryer basket, brush lightly with milk and bake for 14-18 mins until golden and risen. Will keep in an airtight container for three days. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Serve with jam and clotted cream.