This basic scone recipe can be adapted by adding chopped dried fruit or grated cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 scones
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter and buttermilk; stir until a soft dough is formed.

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press dough into a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick and 4 inches wide. Cut into 8 even sized pieces.

  • Place the scones on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 38.6g 12% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 21.9mg 7% DV; sodium 534mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2003
Love anything with buttermilk. This recipe provides the basic scone which I dress up with grated lemon, dried fruits, etc. Read More
(97)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2003
Didn't have much taste to it. Even when cheese was added. I'm adding another scones recipe I found and made in to the recipe book. That one is much better Read More
(37)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Love anything with buttermilk. This recipe provides the basic scone which I dress up with grated lemon, dried fruits, etc. Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I am a lover of scones and these little goodies made my Sunday morning! I dropped them (about 2 Tbs. of batter) on cookie sheets instead of cutting. These are so good warm with butter and jam! Very light and tasty too! Read More
(76)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
This is a great recipe! Really quick and easy. However I prefer to drop the scones onto the baking sheet by spoonfulls instead of cutting the scones out! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2005
This is another great base recipe. Food is as bland as you make it, folks...If you want something to munch on with tea or coffee, maybe smear with a jam and butter, this recipe on it's own is fine. If you want something full of flavor and WOW, you are going to have to add that to it. I mean, come on, the recipe is nothing but WHITE things mixed together! That alone tells you that the final outcome is going to be less than zippy. I made these scones for Christmas Eve dinner. I started with the basic recipe and added savory herbs, cracked pepper, and garlic salt. FANTASTIC! I have found the perfect "biscuit". I will make these again and again and they will never be bland! Read More
(40)
Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Didn't have much taste to it. Even when cheese was added. I'm adding another scones recipe I found and made in to the recipe book. That one is much better Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
I think there must be a misprint in this recipe 2 TABLESPOONS baking powder is way too much. I used 2 teaspoons and was very pleased. Scones are supposed to be bland but if you like a sweeter one add some sugar! Read More
(37)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
I made several batches of these for my hubbies breakfast meeting. I filled them with different types of jam then baked them. They were sort of hand rolled not really "dropped" as I had to close all the seams so most of the jam would stay inside while baking. They were so good it was difficult allowing enough to leave with him to work. My teenager has requested we make these again and again and again.... Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
I liked this recipe a lot. It was easy & quick to make & I got 12 instead of 8. I did have to add a little more Buttermilk than it called for but they were light & fluffy & I will make them again. My Husband liked them too. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2003
I made this recipe twice now and I love it. What's more my German mother-in-law wants me to translate it for her too! Very easy to make I use the "drop" method. Not so dry as other scones I have tried. Read More
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