Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 12 scones Calories 248.3

My Grandma made these scones to take to teas and for special occasions. Her friends begged for the recipe and she wouldn’t give. I think we should share gifts and these are a gift. Serve with butter, jam or cheese.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening or lard
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Cut in the shortening with a fork, pastry blender, or by pinching between your fingers. Make a well in the center, and pour in the corn syrup and buttermilk. Stir with a sturdy spoon to form a soft dough. Divide the dough in half, and pat out into 3/4 inch thick circles on a floured surface. Cut each circle into 6 wedges.
  2. 2 Heat a griddle over medium heat, and grease lightly with cooking spray or oil. Cook scones on each side, then stand them on edge, and cook all three edges. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 248.3
  • Carbohydrate 35.6 g
  • Cholesterol 1.2 mg
  • Fat 9.2 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 209.6 mg
  • Sugar 3.1 g


  1. Just made these and love them! Baked them due to a time constraint. Divided the completed dough in half and mixed 1 tsp cinnamon( roasted Saigon) in with one half of the batch. Baked each mound as stated above. When finished baking I dusted the cinnamon scone with white sugar and additional cinnamon and left - Read more ...
  2. After following other reviews and baking instead of stovetop I wound up with thick doughy tastless scones. The kids were spreading butter on them and dipping them in the sugar bowl to make them edible. I think I will stick with the Simple Scones recipe on this site.
  3. This is exactly the recipe I was looking for and it's delicious. I baked them as suggested but will try the griddle later for authenticity. If you want a lighter scone with lots of fat choose a different recipe. Thank you for this recipe.
  4. This was a disaster. The dough was too dense and to bake through a 3/4 inch hunk of dough on a hot griddle without burning it was beyond my culinary skills.
  5. like other reviewers i baked at 400 for 20 minutes. also used butter instead of shortening/lard and added a tbls of sugar to cut out the corn syrup. i folded in fresh blueberries just before shaping the circles and added a few more on top. easy and quick!
  6. These were my first attempt at making scones and they turned out lovely. I was attracted to this recipe because it looked so easy compared to the other and it was! I substituted butter for shortening and added a cup of dried cranberries. I didn't fry but baked them at 400 degrees for twenty minutes. - Read more ...
  7. mmm yummy i made them flatter and i made them more round but with jam they were delicious
  8. I decided not to cook on a griddle instead I preheated oven to 400 degrees and baked scones for 20 minutes. They are delicious.

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