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English Scones

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


10 scones

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.


  • 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 large egg
  • Additional milk


  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° until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • beatlegirl84
    Nov 13, 2014

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

  • mango5943
    Mar 20, 2014


  • mango5943
    Mar 20, 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

  • Gemstonez
    Sep 12, 2013

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

  • BrunoAniceto
    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.

  • mhofer
    Mar 12, 2013

    Loved it. Easy and quick. Yes I would use ir again

  • RJG50
    Mar 8, 2013

    Was very bland...should have added some flavoring and dry not a lot . I added blueberries.,no raisins.

  • mimclaire
    Aug 30, 2012

    No comment left

  • Liedora
    Jul 23, 2012

    For a savoury version I substitute 1/2 cup of sugar for grated cheese

  • emvm
    Jan 12, 2012

    Great scones and simple to make. Next I'm going to try to make them w/blueberries in lieu of the raisins