"This is the best recipe I have found for plain scones! It is from Flo Bjeilke-Peterson's Country Cooking book, and they come out perect every time. The secret it to hve the tray really hot before you put the scones on."
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8-12 scones




  • Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Melt butter and pour into flour.
  • Add milk gradually, stirring with a knife, until you have a moist dough.
  • Turn onto a floured board, knead lightly, then press dough out until it is about 1 inch thick.
  • Cut with a cookie cutter or glass, and place on a hot floured tray, with each scone touching.
  • Bake at 220C for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with chilled butter, and strawberry jam!

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  1. Reviewed for Aus/NZ Forum Recipe Swap July 2011- A super easy scone to make. served with a choice of strawberry or blackberry jam with whipped cream. Photo also being posted
  2. Excellent scones - light and fluffy, perfect crust. I agree, make sure the tray is hot.<br/><br/>Thanks for the great recipe.
  3. This makes nice traditional scones, although the original quantity of 1 cup of milk was too much and I have submitted a correction to 1/2cup of milk instead. Lovely with jam and cream!
  4. Sorry, maybe I did something wrong but I bake alot and never get flops. I new something was wrong when i was pouring the milk in as the dough was too wet so I didn't add all the milk and had to add extra flour. I had the hot tray, kneeded it lightly, and they came out horrible, doughy and hardly rose. My hubby only ate one to be kind and my kids didn't finish them. I was baking them for a friend who was coming for tea, thank goodness she cancelled !!!!
  5. These were lovely scones Sara. I used 1/2 the recipe and made 7 beautiful scones. I shaped the scones into stars and hearts. They were perfectly cooked, crisp and crunchy on the outside and fluffy, light and tender inside...simply delicious. They were enjoyed at breakfast with Dalmatian Fig & Orange Spread, Whipped Cream and English Breakfast tea. Thanks so much for sharing this treat.


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