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Simple Sweet Scones

  • Author: Unknown
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These scones are perfect with a little jam and butter (or clotted cream). They also make a great base for strawberry shortcake.


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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup milk


Preheat oven to 425°F.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers until mixture looks like small peas. Add sugar and toss to mix.

Add milk and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms. Shape into a ball and place on a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough 10-12 times. If dough is sticky, incorporate a bit more flour while kneading.

Cut the dough in half and form each half into a ball. Pat each ball into a 6″ circle. Cut into 6 wedges.

Place the scones on an ungreased baking sheet. Keep them slightly apart for crisp edges or touching each other for softer sides.

Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden on top.

Cool before serving.


For a sweeter scone, increase the amount of sugar to ⅓ cup.

The beauty of this scone is its simplicity but feel free to add in dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips as you desire.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Scones
  • Cuisine: British


  • Calories: 186.35
  • Sugar: 4.23 g.
  • Sodium: 218.74 mg.
  • Fat: 8.19 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 4.98 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 25.04 g.
  • Fiber: 0.71 g.
  • Protein: 3.25 g.
  • Cholesterol: 21.44 g.

Keywords: scones