Plain Scones Recipe

Delicious, simple to make scones, that go just right with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. This recipe only takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

You will need…

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 40g butter
  • 150ml milk
  • 1.5 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Heat the over to gas mark 7, (220 C / 425 F).
  2. Sift flour into a bowl and add the butter.
  3. Rub the butter gently into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs.
  4. Add the salt and sugar.
  5. Slowly mix the milk in using a metal spoon to form a soft dough.
  6. Knead the dough with your hands to bind it.
  7. Roll out the dough so it’s about 2cm thick.
  8. Use a 4cm pastry cutter to cut the little scones out.
  9. Keep reforming and cutting until all the dough has been used.
  10. Place the scones, with a little dusting of flour on top, onto a greased baking sheet and put into the oven.
  11. Remove the scones after 12-15 minutes and cool on a wire rack.
  12. Enjoy with butter, cream and/or jam.

Scones go off very quickly so eat them within a few hours of baking. They are lovely when still warm!

UPDATE: I originally recommended 225g of plain flour, but I have since increased this to 250g as I found the dough too wet to shape sometimes.

Photo of fresh scones #1
Photo of fresh scones #2

One thought on “Plain Scones Recipe”

  1. Love the simplicity
    Love the ease of products to carry
    Suggest you advise minimal handling of dough once formed
    All round a great easy and enjoyable recipe

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