Edmonds Scones

"This is the classic NZ recipe from the Edmonds cookbook."
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  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  • Cut butter in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough.
  • Knead a few times.
  • Lightly dust an oven tray with flour.
  • Press scone dough out onto this.
  • Cut into 12 even-sized pieces.
  • Leave a 2 cm space between scones.
  • Brush tops with milk.
  • Bake at 220C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Shell444
    this is the base to many amazing scones - my fav is cin/sultana, just add to this recipe 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of sultana's. keep dough quite wet do not knead to much just till combined. makes light scones. Yummy!!!!!
  2. Aniram78
    I'm an european living in NZ. We invited some British friends for the afternoon tea. I was looking for an easy scons recipe, as I never backed them before. I tried this one and it has become an instant success! I've made them several times since then, we just love this scons with jam and cream. And they are realy easy to make. ( I use food processor)
  3. mungbean7
    great recipe. I like to add 1 cup of cheese and about a 1/4 of a onion, finely chopped and microwaved for 1 minute in about 15gms of butter to soften. Delish!
  4. debbie
    Good basic recipe, just like my grandmother used to make. Only thing I did different was instead of mixing dry ingredients, butter and milk with knife I rubbed the butter in with the dry ingredients and then added milk. Seemed much easier and was the way my grandmother showed me to do it. I added one cup of grated cheese and it worked really well, nice subtle cheese flavour. Thanks for reminding me how to make proper scones!
  5. vickifre
    I am a kiwi who is in Europe at the moment and without my trusty edmonds cookbook... good thing recipezaar has the Edmonds scone recipe online! Delicious, especially with dates.


  1. Laraine Barker
    I'd go back to the original Edmonds recipe and use only 25gm butter. 75gm is way too much and will make the scones "caky" and therefore crumbly.


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