25 mins

    This is a very simple recipe for scones. You can customize them by adding dried fruit or nuts. Half and half can also be substituted for milk if you wish.

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    Makes: 8 

    • 375 g all-purpose flour
    • 100 g white sugar
    • 25 g baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 170 g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 235 ml milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
    3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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    These just turned out wonderful. I used some of the tricks I read and they were perfect. I added two tsp of cinnamon and I put the egg in the measuring cup then added 1/2 milk and 1/2 half and half cream and the dough consistency was perfect. I added raisins and almonds to mine. When I took the dough from the bowl, it was crumbly, but I was able to easly mold it into a dough ball and flatten it and cut it into about 12 good size scones. I also added a bit of lemon zest.... If people had dough that was too wet, they really need to try putting the egg in the measuring cup first, then adding the milk. If you want quick easy scones, this recipe is for you!!! I will make again.  -  20 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow, these scones were really good! This was the first time I ever made scones, but not my boyfriend- he gave me a really good tip: see, I was confused and thought that I was supposed to add the entire egg/ milk mixture to the dough, but instead, he said to just add enough of it so that the dough be moistened (We only used about half of the egg/ milk mixture). Oh yeah, and you have to add it only a little bit at a time, and work the dough each time after you add it. That way, you can tell how moistened it is. I know this is what the recipe says to do, but what i THOUGHT the directions said was to add the whole mixture and keep mixing until it was moistened. It was good the way my boyfriend taught me to do it. We added enough cinamin so that the dough was a very very light brown. We added to the dough BEFORE we put the egg/ milk in.  -  25 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very light and absolutely DELICIOUS! I used about 1/4 cup of half-n-half and 3/4 cup of milk. I also recommend using the food processor to combine the flour mixture and butter. I put 1/2 of the flour mixture into the processor at a time and just used a light pulse to incorporate the butter into the flour. I then put the butter and flour mixture into a large bowl and stirred in the egg mixture. One thing that I don't recommend is using the drop method for these scones. The texture was much better when I added a little more flour to roll out, then kneaded a couple times and patted down into a circle and made scone wedges. Happy baking!!  -  06 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)