Grandma Noon's Scottish Scones

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Recipe by Auntie Mags

This traditional recipe was brought to North America by my Great Grandmother Noon. We love it; it's rich and crumbly, the perfect accompaniment for afternoon tea. It's a real Scottish type of scone-- it's a bit sweet and dense. I suppose you could add raisins to it-- but Grandma Noon might come back and haunt you...

Top Review by Vinca

I've been searching for scones like my Scottish granny used to make. These weren't even close. I followed the directions exactly, but thought these were heavy and not particularly good tasting. Sorry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles a bowl of small marbles.
  4. Add milk and beaten egg white and blend well. Add more milk slowly if mixture is dry.
  5. Turn onto floured cutting board.
  6. Knead slightly.
  7. Roll out 1 inch thick.
  8. Brush with egg yolk evenly over top.
  9. Cut into diamond shapes.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until top is golden brown.

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