Traditional Scones Recipe

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Traditional Scones Recipe
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Traditional Scones Recipe

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Making scones is very simple I learned when my wife and I hosted an English tea. These are light and very tasty. —Chuck Hinz, Parma, Ohio
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Jam of your choice, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk until blended; add to crumb mixture just until moistened.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times. Divide dough in half; pat each portion into a 5-in. circle. Cut each circle into six wedges.
Separate wedges and place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with jam if desired. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Traditional Scones in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Jam of your choice, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk until blended; add to crumb mixture just until moistened.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 8-10 times. Divide dough in half; pat each portion into a 5-in. circle. Cut each circle into six wedges.
  3. Separate wedges and place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with jam if desired. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Traditional Scones in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p29

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 253296
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"These remind me of the scones I had when I took my daughter's out to tea. They are the epitome of the traditional English scone. Crusty exterior with a light, fluffy inside. The perfect vehicle for your favorite jam, flavored butters or cream. This is my go to recipe for scones from now on. Perfection."

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dccookin User ID: 7162688 169566
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"I had been looking for a scone recipe that would showcase my homemade jam. I picked these because there were no added fruits or flavors. These were so easy to make and so good! Perfect with jam, butter, and/or honey."

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NancyGiggy User ID: 3615136 99845
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"Wonderful! Light, easy, great tasting."

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