Basic British Scones Recipe

Basic British Scones Recipes

  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins 


Original recipe makes 1 dozen
  •  2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 pinch salt
  •  1/4 cup margarine
  •  1/8 cup white sugar
  •  1/2 cup milk
  •  2 tablespoons milk

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and enough milk to mix to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with milk to glaze.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam.

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