English Scones Recipe
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English Scones Recipe

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When I came to America from England in 1967, I made sure to bring along my favorite recipe for scones. Served warm with butter, they're perfect for breakfast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Additional milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins. Beat milk and egg; add to dry ingredients, stirring lightly.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 10 scones.
Originally published as English Scones in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p67

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Very yummy! Easy to make. I will be making more of these! :)"

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014 Edited May. 18, 2014


Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014 Edited May. 18, 2014

"These scones were delicious! The batter was a tad sticky at first, but when rolled out with a mix of flour and sugar, it turned out perfect. One thing though: watch your oven temp extremely because they may burn. GREAT RECIPE"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Very sticky and didn't really cook the way their meant to! Very disappointed"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"These scones are AWESOME! Everybody loved them!!! I really got used to scones with tea when I lived in London, and now that I'm back in Brazil I can have them whenever I want."

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