Classic Cream Scones

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 14 scones




  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Lightly butter a baking sheet. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes and distribute them over the flour mixture. With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cream, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combines.
  • Stir in the currents/raisins (optional). With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into a 1/2-inch thickness on a lightly floured cutting board.
  • Using a floured 2 1/2-inch-diameter round biscuit cutter or a glass, cut out rounds from the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Gather the scraps together and repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Lightly brush the tops of the scones with the egg mixture, if desired.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the scones to the wire rack to cool.
  • Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container.
  • Makes about 14 scones.
  • Variation: Add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel to the dry ingredients.
  • My variation: Classic Scones 280 grams all-purpose flour 65 g granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 110 g unsalted butter, chilled 6 tablespoons milk 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar 125 g raisins Preheat oven to 220C.
  • Directions as above.