Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is my mum's recipe for a light Scottish scones. They're always a winner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat Oven to 425oF, 220oC or Gas Mark 7.
  2. In a bowl put self raising flour, baking powder and butter (or margarine)
  3. Rub in until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in sugar.
  5. In a measuring jug beat the egg and mix in milk.
  6. Stir Egg/Milk mixture into the flour and mix until it becomes like a soft dough. (add extra milk if too dry).
  7. Turn on to a floured table.
  8. Knead lightly and roll out to 1.5 cm (1/2") thickness.
  9. Cut into rounds and put onto greased or floured baking tray/sheet.
  10. Brush tops with a little beaten egg (or milk).
  11. Bake for 10 minutes or until pale golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven and put on a wire cooling rack to cool.
Most Helpful

These scones have a really lovely delicate flavor. They could be dressed up with all kinds of additional condiments which would enhance them even more. I was wishing I had some Lemon Curd to put on them. MADE FOR SPRING PAC 2010.

CarrolJ April 08, 2010

A wonderful light scone, though I did have to add a little more flour after adding the milk egg and the dough was a little tacky. Baked for 10 minutes at 200C fan forced oven and they were a beautiful golden brown and made a wonderful morning tea with a little strawberry jam and cream and a cuppa. Thank you C-J from the UK, made for PAC.

I'mPat September 26, 2009