Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Straight out of Having Tea by Tricia Foley. The best scones served with cream and strawberry jam! Easy and fast to make.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Gradually add enough of the cream to form a soft dough.
  4. Knead lightly on a floured board, handling the dough gently to retain the air needed for the scones to rise.
  5. Roll out to a 1/2- to 3/4-inch thickness.
  6. Cut into 2 inch rounds with a sharp knife or use a cookie cutter.
  7. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving a 1/2 inch space around each one.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

I was looking for a different scone recipe to use at work (lost my old one) and decided to give this recipe a shot, and I was truly glad I did! These scones are light, slightly crumbly yet firm enough to hold together, and stay moist for quite awhile (we put them out on a "help yourself" snack area and they're still excellent 12 room-temp hours later. The recipe has just enough sugar to make keep them from being biscuity, yet (depending on your additions) aren't sweet. I like to add some grated white chocolate (like 1/4 cup per this recipe which adds richness and some extra vanilla depth along with sweetness), and then I've added : pecans, walnuts, raisins, dried cran and blue berries, lemon/orange zest and extract, cinnamon, nutmeg....on and on! This is a great base scone recipe...scone lovers would be foolish to pass this one up! It's also extremely simple and very quick to make (which I appreciate as I try to squeeze it into my already-busy work day). Merci, Gingerbee, for giving this old cook dog a new trick!

Chef TotalFark February 06, 2009

Scones? What scones? I had to steal a bite from my son's scone. They are not only very easy to make, but DELICIOUS! The only problem is, I need to make more next time! Thank you so very much for posting this recipe. It is going to become one of our favourites.

Hodgi July 01, 2008

These were very good. I needed a quick and easy scone recipe that didn't include butter or eggs. I just wanted to use up some cream I had leftover from making ice cream. This was perfect. I made half the batch plain, and the other half with raisins and a dash or cinnamon and nutmeg. These were fantastic. Thank you.

Fofi January 07, 2007

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