Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A taste of Merry Olde England!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
  4. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the sugar and enough milk to mix to soft dough.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to a 3/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 2-inch rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Brush with milk to glaze.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack.
  10. Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam.
Most Helpful

I don't know if I can review this twice, but my friend made this recipe and here's her review. She added 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. "We LOVED the scones. Sooooo GOOD. I could eat these everyday. I must have this recipe. They were perfect, like a biscuit but sweeter. Yum, yum, yum!" I told her she had to sign up on Recipezaar :)

Claire #3 September 20, 2002

Wonderful. I've tried about a dozen scone recipes in the past year and this came closest to what I was looking for - a lighter, less crumbly scone. I added slightly more sugar as I like a sweeter scone.

Patricia Greene June 30, 2002

Easy to make and so good. I used butter instead of margerine and I forgot to brush them with milk but may I tell you they came out perfect. I made them about 1" thick. They were crisp outside and lovely & soft inside. Thanks Miller

Bergy February 10, 2002