Plain Scones


yield: 12-14
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
30 g (1 oz) butter or margarine
3/4 cup milk


1. Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl.

2. Rub butter into flour with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3. Using a round-bladed knife, quickly mix in milk to make a soft dough.

4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board, sprinkle top of dough with flour and knead lightly until smooth.

5. Roll out to 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick and cut into rounds with a floured cutter.

6. Place scones onto a greased baking tray.

7. Glaze with a little milk and bake in a very hot oven 230-250°C (450-500°F) for 12 to 15 minutes.

8. Place scones on a wire rack.

9. When cool break in halves and spread with butter or serve with strawberry jam and whipped cream.

sultana scones

Before adding the milk add 1/2 cup sultanas and 1 tablespoon caster sugar.

cheese scones

Before adding the milk add 1/2 cup grated cheese.

wholemeal scones

Substitute 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour for 1 cup self-raising flour.

What did you think?

27 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

posted by Liz @ 09:05AM, 2/05/08
I would like to comment on all your recipes out of all the webpages i have looked at for cooking and baking this is by far the easiest to follow.
posted by sophie @ 10:11AM, 1/28/09
I'm english and have just had to chack a conversion chart for english measures so it'd be nice if you editing all the recipes and make them friendlier.
i've just put them in the over.
hope they're nice :)
Lauras comment
posted by laura @ 09:00AM, 3/13/09
Scones are the best cake type thing and you can put anything in them!!!
Simple, Easy and Tasty
posted by Samima @ 02:44PM, 8/15/10
Scones are so awesome and easy to make and really tasty great recipe.
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