Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a basic cream scone dough that you can use to make any kind of scone. It is delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • SCONES

  • 473.18 ml flour
  • 59.14 ml sugar
  • 9.85 ml baking powder
  • 0.59 ml salt
  • 88.74 ml chilled butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 118.29 ml cream, plus
  • 29.58 ml cream
  • BERRIES

  • 236.59 ml raspberries
  • EGG WASH FOR TOPS

  • 1 large egg (slightly beaten)
  • 14.79 ml cream

Directions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. With a pastry blended cut the butter in to look like coarse crumbs.
  3. Gently fold the berries into the flour mixture.
  4. In a small bowl combine the cream, beaten egg, and vanilla; mix well.
  5. Add this to the flour mixture and stir till just combined; do not overmix.
  6. Knead dough gently on a lightly floured board being careful of the berries.
  7. Roll or pat into a circle that is about 7" round and about 1 1/2" thick.
  8. Cut the circle in half and each half into four pie-shaped wedges.
  9. Place on a baking sheet; brush the tops with egg wash.
  10. Bake in a 400-425 degree oven on the middle rack; to prevent browning on the bottom, place the cookie sheet on top of another cookie sheet; bake for about 20 minutes or till nicely browned.
  11. Best eaten the day they are made.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent scones, and chock full of berries mmm! I used fresh picked and washed raspberries in these scones which at first seemed like it might have been a mistake (I had frozen raspberries in the freezer but opted for fresh as I had just picked them that morning!) The dough was a little sticky at first, but after moving it to the cutting board I pressed in extra flour around the disc until it firmed up. To my surprise, they came out perfect! Be sure to try one warm from the oven, so delicious. Still tasty the next day but a little more cakey after the berries have had time to rest. Thank you, Mimi! [Made for The All You Can Cook Buffet]

5 5

I've been testing scone recipes for the past few months, and this one is the best yet! I used whole wheat flour, frozen raspberries and added orange zest to the batter and sprinkled a bit of white sugar on top of the glaze. These are literally the best scones I've made%u2014and I've made a lot! I can't wait to make tweaks and try other berries and flours.

4 5

I followed the recipe as given, but I did sprinkle a little sugar on the tops of the scones after adding the egg wash. I really like the texture, and the scones cooked up to a beautiful golden brown. Although I liked the taste overall, I felt it needed to be sweeter. I'd definately make these again, but I'll try adding a bit more sugar to the recipe. Thanks for sharing.