This basic scone recipe is perfect for breakfast or teatime. They are great with jam, cream cheese, butter, or just plain! They can be cut out in various shapes, but I still prefer them round, fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, fresh out of the oven, or at room temperature. But no matter how you choose to enjoy them, scones are always a treat!
They are very easy to make, and who does not love a hot cup of tea with some scones fresh out of the oven!
I usually have some frozen uncooked scones in the freezer ready to bake for when I feel like having something sweet at teatime (or breakfast) without having to spend any time in the kitchen. They are also a lifesaver when I have unexpected guests. All I need to do is preheat the oven at 180°C/350°F and bake them straight from the freezer.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 80 grs unsalted cold butter cut into bits
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 100 cc milk (approximately)
- Preheat oven to at 180°C/350°F. Grease and flour a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix to combine. Rub in the butter until crumbly. Add the sugar and mix.
- Make a well in the center and add in the egg and the milk little by little, pressing to form the dough. Careful! Do not knead.
- Turn onto a floured surface, press down a little with your hands or rolling pin to about 3/4 -inch thickness. Cut into rounds (or any other shape) with a cookie cutter or knife. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.