Basic scone

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Basic scone
These scones are easy to make and delicious eaten on the same day with butter or for a treat, when we were testing them, we ate them with jam and cream. Yum!

450g plain flour
1½ tsp baking powder
30g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
85g butter or margarine
2 medium eggs
200ml milk

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 3 and lightly grease a baking sheet.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

Rub in the butter or margarine, using your finger tips to resemble fine breadcrumbs.

Mix in the caster sugar and salt.

In a separate jug, beat the eggs and mix in the milk.

Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until combined - it will be a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured board and bring together. Try to avoid touching the dough too much as it will make the final scone tough in texture.

Roll out to approx 1 inch or 3cm thick.

Using a cookie cutter, cut the scones out and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Brush the top with a little beaten egg yolk if desired.

Bake for 15 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire tray to cool fully.

4 - 6

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Cake Stall


Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty

When you have brushed with beaten egg, you can sprinkle caster sugar on top to create a crunchy topping. 

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