How do you get your scones so light and fluffy?
One of the most frequently asked questions at Devon Pixies
For me, I use the lemonade scone recipe - it never fails! BUT the other 'secret' is in the handling or lack of. The more you handle or pound the dough, the harder and flatter your scones will be. Treat your scone dough lightly and you will be rewarded with light and fluffy scones.
I could get all technical with oven temperature, placement and cooking time. But I won't.
Personally, I prefer my scones to come out of the oven when they are just start to go golden on the top, others prefer a more crispy bake. However, this is when you find your scones will be heading towards the biscuit end of texture.
The other frequently asked question is jam or cream first and that is a whole other story!! Just ask a Cornish person or Devonian :)