Midnight scones - National Theatre Wales

Midnight scones

November 10, 2021

How to Bake Shôn Dale-Jones’ Mum’s Midnight Scones

Shôn’s mother, who lives in Anglesey, plays an important part in the story of Possible, especially her lockdown habit of baking scones after midnight. She’s kindly shared her recipe with us, so we could share it with you. Whether or not you think baking scones after midnight is a bad sign, we can guarantee they’ll taste great.

You will need:

  • 250 grams self raising flour
  • 1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
  • 40 grams softened butter
  • 25 grams caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • About 100ml milk


Firstly, preheat your oven to 200°c. Next, put the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar in a bowl and hand mix. Whisk the egg with enough milk to make up to 100ml, then add this to the dry ingredients, until you have a slightly sticky dough. Pop the mixture onto a floured board and roll the dough out to a 2cm thickness. Next, cut out the scones with a 4cm cutter. Place onto a greased baking tray (leave a bit of space between each scone) and brush the tops with the remaining milk. Finally, bake for about 8 minutes until golden and risen, et viola!


Hear a story all about love, late-night baking, family WhatsApp groups, and Grandmaster Flash in Possible, on tour until 26 November.


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