Best Scones

"The lightest scones I ever had, but be careful it requires a light hand. Don't overmix and knead the dough too much or they will turn out very tough. Undermix in better.Use only a small amount of flour on the kneding board and knead lightly until very smooth.Add a little sugar to take away any floury taste. Before baking, brush top with milk for golden shiny tops."
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
photo by Annacia
photo by Lalaloula photo by Lalaloula
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photo by diner524 photo by diner524
Ready In:
12 scones




  • Preheat oven to 220°C Sift flour and salt . Add butter and rub using your fingertips.
  • Combine milk and water. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour liquid all at once. Mix quickly to a soft dough.
  • Knead lightly. Press or roll out to form a round about 2 cm thick.
  • Cut using a round cutter and place on a greased oven tray and glaze with milk.
  • Bake for 10-12 min or until scones sound hollow when tapped.

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  1. Annacia
    These really are wonderful scones. I added a couple teaspoons of Splenda because I like a little sweetness in scones that I'll be using for brekkie. I also found the dough to wet to knead at first so I waited for about a min and rechecked. It was much better after allowing that little time for the flour to absorb the liquid, however, I still needed a little more flour on the board that the recipe describes. All in all they turned out beautifully (even though I forgot to make the cuts) with the same great crisp thin exterior and a moist incredibly tender and delicious interior. They made a marvelous breakfast with tea and Recipe #315981. Thanks Little for a real keeper.
  2. Lalaloula
    Mmmm, I had these for breakkie today and they were fabulous! What a great start into the day! They are flaky yet very soft and moist on the inside and have a great crunchy crust. I added in 20 g of sugar for a slight sweetness, which was very nice. Due to diners review I was careful when adding the water/milk, so that my dough wouldnt be too wet. I only needed 3/4 cup in total. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this real treat with us! Ill surely make it again! :) Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game January 2010.
  3. diner524
    Made these scones for breakfast this morning and served it with fresh fruit and they are wonderful. I had to add some more flour to the batter as it was still too gooey to knead, but with more flour was able to get a nice soft dough. Baked up nice and fluffy on the inside and a good crisp crust. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Newest Tag.


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