Recipe: Scones

Is there really anything better than fresh, warm scones with jam and cream? Not to my mind, but a decent scone recipe is hard to find, and a good scone recipe is like the Holy Grail. I have tried so many scone recipes over the years, starting with the ones I made in year 9 Home Economics. I believe I have recently stumbled upon an absolute unicorn of a recipe. It produces huge, fluffy scones every single time- try it and prepare to be amazed!


  • 500g plain flour
  • 32.5g baking powder
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 150g softened butter
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5g vanilla
  • 1 egg beaten with a generous splash of milk, for brushing
  • Strawberry jam and whipped cream, to serve

  • Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius. Line a flat baking try with non-stick paper.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter to make a very fine crumb. If you have a food processor, you can use it here, but I find it just as quick and easy with softened butter to use my hands.
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in a bowl, then add to dry ingredients. Fold in gently with a spatula until mostly combined, the. Finish with your hands, being careful to handle the mixture as little and as gently as possible. Your mixture should be very moist.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface, and gently shape into a ball. Roll out until about 1 inch thick.
  • Cut your scones with a round biscuit cutter, or a round glass. Place on your prepared tray well spaced apart, like biscuits.
  • Brush with egg and milk mixture.
  • Bake for 12mins.

You should have well-risen, beautiful scones. Spread liberally with jams and cream and enjoy! No strange steps like pre-heating the oven tray, or adding lemonade and cream, just perfect, old fashioned English scones.

Heidi xx


  1. Alanna Smith

    Hello Heidi,
    I was just thinking of you today and thinking I would make some scones tomorrow and go on a picnic.
    I will have to try your recipe.
    I hope you are well .
    Wishing you and yours a Magical Christmas and a New Year full of Wonderful Blessings
    Alanna x


    1. Hi Alanna,
      Thank you for your message! What a coincidence! I hope you are well. Fingers crossed the scones work for you!!!

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
      Heidi xx


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