basic scone recipe

What You Need For A Basic Scone Recipe

Does a scone sound like the ideal treat with some afternoon tea? Why go out and hustle to get some when you can enjoy making some at home. This is all you need to know for a basic scone recipe. Let’s face it British scone never go out of style. Make sure to try these succulent and vibrant scones with friends and family!

Basic Scone Recipe:

A classic scone is all one needs for a pick me up, especially in the afternoons with some tea. The buttery texture, the mild sweetness, and hearty flavor make this a timeless snack. Spread some jam on top, a gallop of cream or some fresh fruits, and you have yourself a winner. There are many ways to make a scone and with multiple variations, but the basic recipe is standard. Let’s discuss this in detail:

british scone
British scone


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour with extra on the side
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2.5 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of chilled unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp of buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 tsp of vanilla extract
  • One cup mix of chocolate chips, fruits or nuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Caramel or lemon icing (optional)
  • Raspberries
  • Sugar for dusting

Method: Basic Scone Recipe

  1. Start by taking a bowl and mixing together the salt, flour, sugar, and baking powder. Next shred the butter in another bowl
  2. In it add the flour mixture and stir well with your hands till a crumbly consistency is achieved
  3. Cover and set the bowl in the fridge to chill
  4. For the wet ingredients combine half a cup of heavy cream, vanilla extract, and likewise egg in a bowl
  5. Mix the wet and dry bowl together and stir to a dough

Triangle Scones:

  1. Place the batter on a clean surface and dust flour on it before working it by kneading
  2. The mix needs to be sticky and if it’s a bit too dry try adding some more heavy cream
  3. Next, roll the dough out and cut out eight wedges using a knife or a round disc. You can also use a smaller disc for smaller scones
  4. Knead the leftover dough, spread it out again and make more scones till done
  5. Take the buttermilk, mix some heavy cream in it and brush all the scones with it before adding sugar on top
classic scone
classic scone
  1. Prep a baking sheet with a bit of oil and also parchment correctly. Place the scones on the baking and place it in the fridge for 18-20 minutes. Also, heat the oven to 400 degrees and get the scones ready
  2. Bake the scones for 22-25 minutes and moreover when they are golden brown and fluffy take them out
  3. Large scones take 25 and smaller around 20-22 minutes to bake
  4. Let them cool for a while before adding your favorite topping to enjoy. You can also sprinkle sugar on top or store for later.

British scone is always a welcoming addition to the day. Scones are great canvases for all kinds of toppings and provide the perfect balance as well. So, get up, pack your ingredients, heat the oven, and start baking.

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