Basic British Scones

Basic British Scones - Bread Recipes

British scones are a classic and easy-to-make treat that can be enjoyed with tea, coffee, or as a delicious dessert. They’re also an ideal breakfast food for busy mornings! Here is how to make basic British scones:
Start by sifting the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add sugar, salt and butter (cut into small pieces), then stir until it becomes crumbly. Next add milk – you want enough liquid to form dough but not too much so it’s sticky. Finally mix in currants or raisins if desired, then pat out on greased pan before cutting into triangles and placing them on tray to bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Enjoy warm with jam

prep: 15 mins cook: 10 mins total: 25 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 dozen


1 pinch salt

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons milk

¼ cup margarine

? cup white sugar

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup milk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl.

Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and enough milk to mix to a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with milk to glaze.

Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 124 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 102mg.

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