These simple scones are very easy to make. You can customize them by adding dried fruit, poppy seeds, or lemon zest.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 scones


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk milk and egg in a small bowl; gradually stir into flour mixture until moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, 5 or 6 turns. Pat or roll dough out into a 1/2-inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedge-shaped pieces and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake scones in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 15 minutes.

    high angle looking into a tray of scones


Half and half can be substituted for milk if you prefer a richer scone.

Serve these with clotted cream on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

397 Calories
19g Fat
51g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 397
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 595mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 220mg 17%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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