Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

An easy to make recipe which I found on the internet and adapted (improved!) slightly. (Note: the English don't generally put coconut in their scones, it just adds a little flavour). Serve with thick cream and jam at tea time along with a hot drink. Yum! (See Cheese Scones for alternative).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F or 220°C and grease baking tray with margarine ready.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  3. Cut in the margarine or butter till mixture resembles very fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the raisins and coconut.
  4. Add the milk and mix to make a smooth dough. (Adding a little more milk if necessary. The mix should not be too dry).
  5. Knead very lightly for ten seconds on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to about 3/4" thick (2 cm) and either cut into individual scones.
  6. Bake for approximately 12 minutes (makes about 18 scones).
Most Helpful

Very easy and very tasty recipe. I didn't sift or knead, used 5 Tbsp of melted butter, 1 cup of skim milk, and substituted dried blueberries and apricots for raisins. Turned out perfectly!

mdiffley522 February 10, 2008

Amazing recipe. Scones came out beautifully

*nasreen* November 08, 2011

I found the review by Chef #579107 very helpful. I had made this recipe before and found it very tasty, substituting gluten-free all purpose flour and coconut milk or heavy whipping cream--my entire family loved them, even those of us who are not sensitive to gluten. However, after reading the Chef#'s review the recipe became even earlier & quicker to make. I love it & will use this as my go-to scones recipe. Thanks Chef#579107 for the time-saving hints.

lakegmom April 18, 2014