Daily recipe Lets get Devon cooking

Nothing like some home baking to take your mind off things. Also, much more tasty that shop bought, processed food. No excuses now, you have got the time. Grab the kids, get into the kitchen and BAKE.

Devonshire Splits

Makes 8 Allergens: Gluten, dairy. Oven temp 425F/220c/Gas No7.


  • 225g Strong plain flour
  • 1/2tspn Salt
  • 25g Butter – cut into small pieces
  • 2 level tspns Dried yeast
  • 150ml Luke warm milk and water, mixed
  • 1 tspn Caster Sugar


Using a stand mixer. Sift flour and salt into the bowl, add butter, sugar and yeast. Mix on Min speed for 1 min.

Make a well in the bottom of the flour mix, add warm milk and water. Mix on speed 1 for 5mins. Remove bowl from mixer, cover with damp tea towel, leave in a warm place for 1hour, or until doubled in size.

Turn out the risen dough, knock flat with the knuckles and divide into 8 equal balls, rounding them neatly. Place on a greased baking sheet, leave in a warm place until well risen and puffy, sprinkle lightly with flour, bake for 15 mins. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve with clotted cream and jam of choice, which way round, depends on whether you favour the Cornish or Devonshire way. Enjoy.

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