Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is the classic NZ recipe from the Edmonds cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  2. Cut butter in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough.
  4. Knead a few times.
  5. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour.
  6. Press scone dough out onto this.
  7. Cut into 12 even-sized pieces.
  8. Leave a 2 cm space between scones.
  9. Brush tops with milk.
  10. Bake at 220C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

I'm an european living in NZ. We invited some British friends for the afternoon tea. I was looking for an easy scons recipe, as I never backed them before. I tried this one and it has become an instant success! I've made them several times since then, we just love this scons with jam and cream. And they are realy easy to make. ( I use food processor)

Aniram78 February 07, 2011

this is the base to many amazing scones - my fav is cin/sultana, just add to this recipe 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of sultana's. keep dough quite wet do not knead to much just till combined. makes light scones. Yummy!!!!!

Shell#444 March 24, 2009

great recipe. I like to add 1 cup of cheese and about a 1/4 of a onion, finely chopped and microwaved for 1 minute in about 15gms of butter to soften. Delish!

mungbean7 February 18, 2011

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