Recipe By Donna
Published May 7th
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 8 scones Calories 397.3

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. 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. 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. 4 Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 397.3
  • Carbohydrate 50.6 g
  • Cholesterol 71.4 mg
  • Fat 18.9 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 11.6 g
  • Sodium 594.9 mg
  • Sugar 14.1 g


  1. I come from England, and haven't eaten scones since moving to America. I have looked for a while for a recipe and this one sounded the closest to how I remember my mother making them. I have to say, they were delicious. The taste and texture were exactly how I remembered. Traditionally in UK, scones - Read more ...
  2. Is it a biscuit? A pancake? I don't know, but it sure isn't a scone. I kinda enjoyed these biscuits with a pancakey flavor. Unfortunately no one else (including the dog) agreed with me. Everyone took one bite and that was it. And like many other reviewers, I too, had to add a lot more - Read more ...
  3. Very simple recipe. I cut the butter down to 1/2 c. and froze it first then grated it into the flour mixture. It's easier to work with that way. I used 3 tsp. of baking powder, 1 tsp. of baking soda, and 1 tsp. of cream of tartar. I also used half and half instead - Read more ...
  4. A+++ We made orange cranberry scones and they turned out delicious. I just wish they lasted longer, they managed to disappear really fast. Instead of 1 cup milk, We added 1/2 cup fresh OJ, 1/3 cup milk and added cranberries (dried sweetened or fresh cooked in sugar)then glazed them with an OJ/powdered sugar glaze. They - Read more ...
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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. - Read more ...
  7. Wonderful! I've added fresh chopped cranberries and orange zest/juice.Orange glaze. I've made pumpkin scones with cinnamon glaze. Every altered recipe using this base has been a hit. To avoid dough being too wet I crack the egg in the measuring cup first, then measure to one cup milk or half & half over the egg. - Read more ...
  8. AMAZING! These scones are fantastic, and they're so easy to make. I've made them twice in the last twenty four hours, and got rave reviews each time. I added vanilla and two teaspoons cinnamon, because cinnamon rocks, and some walnuts. Also, I sprinkled brown sugar on top, but these are all personal preferences. They were - Read more ...
  9. 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 - Read more ...

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