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Freshly baked blueberry scones on a cooling rack

The Best Scone Recipe I Know

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine British
Servings 12 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 400 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 100 grams granulated sugar (omit for savoury scones)
  • 100 grams butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 275 millilitres buttermilk or soured milk

For Sweet Scones, add things like:

  • 100 grams raisins or dried cranberries
  • 200 grams fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Lemon zest
  • Chopped chocolate

For Savoury Scones, add things like:

  • 100 grams grated cheese
  • A handful of sliced green onions
  • 100 grams chopped cooked bacon or ham
  • Fresh herbs


  • Sift dry ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add butter and flake it into the dry ingredients with your fingers until there are no big chunks.
  • Add any extras to the dry mixture (cheese, berries, raisins, whatever).
  • Mix egg and buttermilk together in measuring jug.
  • Add milk mixture to dry and bring together with a fork until just combined. Don’t overwork!
  • Dump onto a floured surface and roll to about 1 inch thick.
  • Cut out with biscuit cutters or a knife, to the desired size.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes. They should be puffed up and beautiful!


Calories: 300kcal
Keyword Scones
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