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.

Donna
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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 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

397.3 calories; 6.8 g protein; 50.6 g carbohydrates; 71.4 mg cholesterol; 594.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2011
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 flour than the recipe calls for. I was disappointed with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2003
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
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. Seems to come out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
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 were great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
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 great the first time when I followed the recipe exactly. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
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 are round like American biscuits, so I used a biscuit cutter to make them and ended up with double the yield as a result. I also added raisins, which is a common variation in UK. They can be enjoyed as they are or cut in half with jam and/or butter, but the best way to eat them is with jam and cream! If they are made correctly, they are certain to stick to the roof of your mouth as you eat them so it's always a good idea to have a drink with them - preferably, steaming cup of English tea! All in all, an excellent recipe. Very simple to follow and with delicious results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
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 of milk. I did half plain and half with raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I needed an English dish to take to a multi-cultural food tasting party at my daughter's school. I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. When I made the trial batch my kids said "Oooh! Let's make these all the time!" That was enough convincing for me to make them for my daughter's class. I served them with strawberry jelly and hot tea and they were a hit!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2011
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 flour than the recipe calls for. I was disappointed with this recipe. Read More
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