Food, Surviving Chaos

English Scones Recipe

In honor of our recent trip to England, here a quick and easy recipe for scones. Traditionally served during afternoon tea time or brunch, this recipe is fun to make; even the kids will want to help.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 stick cold butter
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten

Let’s Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F
  2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in large bowl.
  3. Add butter mixture then rub it in with your fingers until the fixture looks like fine crumbs.
  4. Warm milk on stove (not hot) then add vanilla extract and lemon extract. Set aside.
  5. Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat an put in oven.
  6. Add the milk mixture to the dry mixture and combine with a fork.
  7. Add flour to work surface and place dough on work surface. Add flour to hands and then fold dough over 2-3 times until it is smoother. Don’t over work it.
  8. Pat the dough into a circle about 1.5 inches high.
  9. Use 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to make 8 round scones.
  10. Brush scone rounds with egg wash and then place on hot baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!!

Surviving Chaos

  • Freeze: You can freeze baked scones for quick morning breakfasts. Just defrost on the counter for a couple of hours or warm them in the toaster oven for a few minutes.
  • Toppings: Scones are best served topped with jam, butter, whipped cream or mascarpone.
  • Shapes: Make things interesting and use other shapes besides rounds when cutting the dough.

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