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Traditional Scones

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

1 dozen

Updated: Jan. 31, 2023
Making scones is shockingly simple. I learned how when my wife and I hosted an English tea, and I wish I'd tried my hand at it earlier! —Chuck Hinz, Parma, Ohio
Traditional Scones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine 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 10 times. Divide dough in half; pat each portion into a 5-in. circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges.
  3. Separate wedges and place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Serve warm, with jam if desired.

Nutrition Facts

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

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