Simple Scones

by Lisa K. on Tue, December 18, 2018

Scones are a quintessential English tea time treat, usually served with Jam and Clotted Cream. If you wanna get good Scones, it is either in a hotel or way up in Cameron Highlands. Forget about that, just follow this simple recipe and you can enjoy freshly baked Scones in just half an hour. So worth it!

Nothing beats a freshly baked scone

Serves 5 people

Don't knead the dough. You want crumbly scones, not chewy ones.

If dough becomes too greasy from hot weather, just chill in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm it up slightly.

Foodster's Verdict

Simple Scones


  • Preparation
  • Total
    3 ½ cups flour,
    ¼ cup sugar
    5 tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp. salt
    120g cold butter, cut into small cubes
    1 cup milk
    1 egg

    Toppings (Choose your favourite)
    Clotted cream
    Cream cheese
    Strawberry Jam

1. Preheat oven to 180˚c. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Put flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

3. Add in cold butter into flour mixture and pinch it with your fingers until it resembles rough breadcrumbs.

Doesn't need to be super uniformed. It is OK if you big and small lumps of butter in there

4. Mix milk and eggs together and whisk till well combined.

5. Pour milk & egg mixture into flour mixture and use your fingers to stir and bind both wet and dry ingredients together until just bind. Doesn’t need to be a smooth dough ball and doesn’t need to be kneaded at all.

6. Pour dough onto lightly dusted work surface. Use hands to pat and flatten dough to ½ inch thickness. Use a round 1 ½ inch cookie cutter to cut out pieces of scones.

If you don't have cookie cutters you can just cut it into squares

7. There will be remaining off cuts of dough. Just gather it together, pat it down and cut it out again. Repeat process until all dough are used up. The last piece of dough is usually a gnarly bit.

8. There will be some bits of milk and egg mixture left in the bowl. Dip using your index finger and lightly glaze the top of each scone.

9. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown all over.

10. Serve with clotted cream and jam. Don’t forget a hot cup of tea!