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Scone with cream and jam in centre and a bite taken out of it
30Total Time
15Prep Time
15Bake Time

Easy Scones

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About this Quick & Easy Scone recipe.

How do you make fluffy scones from scratch?
The key to a light, fluffy and buttery homemade scone is light touch. To rub in, lift the mixture to get some air into it, and as soon as it is of the right consistency, stop. But don't panic if your a newbie to the World of scones - we have a super handy video about how to rub butter into flour which will walk you through this process step by step - it'll be so worth it!

This quick and easy scone mix is an all year round staple to whisk up and enjoy with a dollop of cream and jam, or simply with butter. This simple scone recipe makes perfect golden scones which are perfect to share, and even easier to whip up for any celebration, even Christmas! Once you have mastered how to make these deliciously moreish scones, simply top them with a generous dollop of delicious strawberry jam and clotted cream. 

This super popular scone recipe is loved by our Baking Mad bakers, no wonder it's a 5 star scone recipe. In just 15 minutes these 5 ingredient simple scones will have you serving up crumbly, golden scones in no time, leaving you to only worry about one question... what goes on first, jam or cream on scones? Let us know by leaving a review if you love these as much as we think you will!

30Total Time
15Prep Time
15Bake Time

For the fluffiest, crumbliest scones...

Sprinkle in Silver Spoon Caster Sugar

Bake with Silver Spoon
Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
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  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 6). Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Rub the butter into the flour, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and salt.

  3. Step 3:

    Make a well in the centre of the mix and stir in the milk. Stir until the mixture is even and the dough comes together.

  4. Step 4:

    Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a rough circle about 3 - 4 cm thick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

    Alternatively, you can choose to use a circular cutter to cut out individual circular scones. 

    Easy Scones being hand cut into 8 scones before baking in the oven.
  5. Step 5:

    Brush all over with milk and score into 8 rough portions (see image). 

    Easy Scones being brushed with a milk wash before baking in the oven, to give a glossy browned top to the scones.
  6. Step 6:

    Bake for 15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold plain or with jam and cream.

    Easy scones fresh out of the oven with a golden brown colour on parchment paper


    • 50g Butter (unsalted)
    • 200g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tbsp Silver Spoon White caster sugar
    • 1 pinch Salt
    • 125ml Milk (whole)

Nutritional Information

per 46g
  • 149cal Energy
  • 5.2g Fat
  • 2.8g of which Saturates
  • 20g Carbohydrates
  • 2.5g of which Sugars
  • 3.1g Protein
  • 0.48g Salt

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