How To Make Scones From Scratch


A perfect scone is usually crumbly and can take different shapes according to the baker’s preference. There are different types of scones. However, there are two types that stand out amongst others which are the English and American Scone.

The fun part about making a scone is that you can customize them using any dried fruit or nuts.



What are Scones?

The term “Scone” differs in meaning, depending on where you live. English scones are often topped with butter, jam, or clotted cream, and are more similar to American biscuits.

More so, contemporary scones have taken a new taste as they are sweeter, heavier, and don’t get the traditional butter topping because there’s so much butter in them.


Butter – 250g

Flour – 500g

Sugar – 150g

½ Teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon of baking powder

Skimmed Milk or Half and half

Vanilla extract (optional)

How To Make Scones From Scratch

This recipe is a simple one. It’s quite easy, and you don’t need to be a pro or world-class chef to know how to make it. Follow this simple but authentic Scones recipe and you can learn how to make scones from scratch.

Step No 1

In a large bowl, rub butter, flour, salt, baking powder, and some powdered milk (if you have some) together with your hands: this is done so as to properly mix the dry ingredients together.

Step No 2

In a cup, add water, Vanilla extract, and sugar, stir/whisk to combine.


Step No 3

Make a well in the large bowl containing your dry ingredient, pour your wet ingredient into your dry ingredient to make a dough.

Step No 4

To bring the mixture together, pour in some skimmed milk to the dry ingredients and mix. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly.

You know your dough is ready when it isn’t wet and doesn’t stick to your hands.

Step No 5

Roll out your dough and make a shape of your choice.

Step No 6

Grease your baking pan with butter spray or Vegetable oil, whichever one is available is acceptable.

Step No 7

Place your shaped dough one after the other on your already greased baking tray or pan.

Step No 8

Egg wash with egg white mixed with skimmed milk. The reason for this is so that we can get a golden brown, extra-crisp, and crumbly exterior. Would you like your scone crunchy? please feel free to sprinkle some coarse sugar on it before you send your dough (scones) to the oven.

Step No 9

Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or bake until the scones turn golden brown

Can Scones Be Refrigerated?

The answer is yes. Scones can be refrigerated whether it’s in their doughlike state or already baked.

How Many Calories Are In a Scone?

The calorie for 100g of plain scone is 362 whilst the calorie for 40g of plain scone is 145.

How To Store Scones?

In other to keep scones fresh, the best way to preserve them is to cover them with foil or plastic wrap. When scones are properly stored, a freshly baked scone should last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.

What is The Secret to a Flaky, Moist, and Crumbly Scone Texture?

When scone dough is kept cold as possible, it prevents over-spreading. And to achieve a flaky, moist, and delicious crumbly scone texture, Make sure your wet ingredients are cold as can be. Want more success with achieving a Flaky, moist, and crumbly scone? use frozen grated butter.

Note: When scones are over-spread in the oven they won’t be giving you the flaky, moist, and delicious crumbly texture you desire.


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