Best Scone Recipes

Some of the best scone recipes are actually made in Scotland, even though they are often seen as an English cake. I have to say that throughout the UK you will find scones in all shapes and sizes with a variety of other ingredients added. They are popular in hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. You can buy them ready-made in supermarkets or Bakers Shops. But they are not hard to make and cooks in homes across the land make them regularly.

I believe the three most popular and traditional and best scones recipes are the 'Plain' scone, the 'fruit' scone, made with dried fruit and lastly the 'Cheese' scone. You may have heard of 'drop scones', but these are quite different, and would be more similar to the Scotch Pancakes., and of course they are totally different from Potato Scones which we would serve at breakfast.

The plain and the fruit scone are often served with butter; or if you are feeling indulgent, then there is nothing nicer than serving it with homemade raspberry jam and cream. You will often see them served in coffee shops as a 'Cream Tea'.

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Best Scone Recipes
Plain Scones

Plain Scones



Best Scone Recipes - Plain Scones

Ingredients

1.5oz / 40g slightly salted butter
8oz / 225g self-raising flour
1oz / 25g caster sugar
large pinch of salt
5fl oz / 150ml milk

Method

  • Mix the flour and salt together and rub in the butter.

  • Mix in the sugar, then the milk until the dough is soft.

  • Turn on to a floured board and knead very lightly.

  • Make a round roughly ¾ in / 2cm thick.

  • Using a scone cutter (about 2in / 5 cm) cut into rounds and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  • Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and continue cutting more scones to use up all the dough.

  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in pre-heated oven (220C/425F) until well risen and golden.

Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter and homemade raspberry jam and maybe some clotted cream.

Best Scone Recipes
Scone, jam and Cream

Scone Jam and Cream



Best Scone Recipes - Fruit Scones

Ingredients

1lb / 500g self-raising flour
4oz /125g slightly salted butter
4oz 125g caster sugar
8fl oz / 250ml milk
5oz / 150g sultanas (or raisins)
12g / ½oz baking powder
Large pinch salt

Method

  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

  • Rub in the butter until very fine crumbs.

  • Make a well in the centre of the mixture.

  • Dissolve the sugar in the mile and add to the mixture.

  • Mix the flour with the milky sugar.

  • Add the sultanas and ensure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  • Place dough on a floured board.

  • Make a round roughly ¾ in / 2cm thick.

  • Using a scone cutter (about 2in / 5 cm) cut into rounds and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  • Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and continue cutting more scones to use up all the dough.

  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in pre-heated oven (220C/425F) until well risen and golden.

Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter (and jam and cream if you wish)

Best Scone Recipes
Fruit Scones

Fruit Scone



Simple and Easy Recipe for Cheese Scones

Another one of my best scone recipes is for cheese scones. hope you like this one too

Ingredients

8oz / 225g self-raising flour
2oz / butter
1oz / 25g grated mature cheddar cheese
Large pinch of salt
5fl oz / 150ml milk

Method

  • Combine the flour and salt together and rub in the chopped butter.

  • Mix in the grated cheese.

  • Add the milk to make a soft dough.

  • Turn on to a floured board and knead very lightly.

  • Make into a round ¾in / 2cm thick.

  • Using a scone cutter (about 2in / 95cm) cut out rounds and place on the well-greased baking sheet.

  • Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and continue cutting more scones to use up all the dough.

  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in pre-heated oven (220C/425F) until well risen and golden.
Serve with butter.

If you enjoyed reading this page on Best Scone Recipes, why not look at some of these other Scottish Recipes

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Valentine's Meal - Try the recipes I've chosen for Valentine's Day - starting with Smoked Salmon Mousse followed by Steak in a Whisky and Pepper Sauce, and finishing with a delicious Chocolate Cream.
Mothers' Day - A simple menu of Cottage Pie followed by rhubarb crumble.
Christmas Cake - Do try this recipe for a traditional Christmas cake.
Black Bun - This is traditionally served at Hogmanay when bringing in the New Year.
Clootie Dumpling - This rich and traditional dish is a favourite all year round but especially at Christmas time.
Tipsy Laird - This delicious whisky trifle (similar to sherry trifle) is traditionally served at a Burns Supper.
Burns Supper - Learn a bit more about a Burns Supper and get the Menu and recipe for Haggis, chappit potatoes and bashed neeps.
Christmas Pudding - This traditional pudding is usually served on Christmas day throughout the UK as well as Scotland.
Cullen Skink - This famous fish soup is made with smoked haddock.
Trout in oatmeal - This traditional and famous dish made with local ingredients.
Roast Turkey Recipe - This simple recipe will be ideal for Christmas or Thanksgiving
Roast Venison - Make Christmas, Thanksgiving or other celebration special by serving roast venison to your guests.
Famous Shortbread Recipes - Have a look at some variations of shortbread recipes.
Haggis - Try this world-famous dish.
Pretend Haggis - If you can't face the 'real' thing, try this easy-to-make pretend haggis recipe.
Forfar Bridie - Try this filling meat 'pastie'.
Raspberry Recipes - See what you can do with a punnet of delicious raspberries, including the famous dessert, Crannachan.
Scotch Broth - See the recipe for hearty Scotch Broth.
Scotch Eggs - A simple recipe for you to try. Can be served hot or cold.
Scotch Pancakes - A quick, inexpensive treat for your guests.
Potato Scones - Serve Potato (or tattie) scone as part of the traditional Scottish Breakfast.
Tablet - Indulge in this delicious, but sweet Scottish confectionery.
Scottish Leek Soup Recipes - Try these two famous Scottish Leek Soup Recipes.
Scottish Lorne Sausages - Try this everyday dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Scotch Pies - This Traditional pie is made with mutton or lamb.
Savoury Mince Pies - This pie is made with minced beef (or hamburger meat).
Traditional Fish and Chips in Batter. - If you're visiting Scotland - do try this from a good Fish and Chip Shop. But if you want to make it yourself, here's the recipe. Serve with 'mushy' peas.
Stovies - Try this simple, everyday dish, can be made with lamb, corned beef or even sausages.
Porridge - Try a bowl of this famous Scottish breakfast dish.
Savoury Mince Pie - This delicious but simple pie is served in households across Scotland.
Salmon Patties - A variation on the Fish Cake - but using Scottish oats.

Also look at some of the recipes contributed by visitors to this site.
Grandma Wright's Clootie Dumpling, Mince and Tatties, Quick Microwave Christmas Pudding, Cup of Tea Cake, Scottish Recipe against a Sore Throat, Gaelic Coffee, Mealy Potatoes, Scot's Pepper Pleasure Boat

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