Authentic British Scones Recipe: An Easy Scone Recipe Done English Style by 30Seconds Food

Authentic British Scones Recipe: An Easy Scone Recipe Done English Style

Only think of those triangle wedges covered with a glaze when you think of scones? While those scones are delicious, this is an authentic British scone recipe, which is round. Yes, round. Who knew?

The dough is simple: flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, milk and an egg. The ingredients are gently combined, rolled, cut and then baked to until golden and tender. Authentic British scones can be served with tea, as a snack or for breakfast or brunch. There's really no wrong time to eat a scone.

Serve this easy British scone recipe with clotted cream, whipped cream cheese or whipped cream and fruit or fruit preserves for brunch or breakfast.

Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup half and half or milk

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter using your fingers or a pastry cutter. 
  3. Combine the egg and milk in a bowl and mix well. Pour into the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. 
  4. Put the dough on a floured work surface. Knead the dough a few times to bring it together. 
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter or free-hand to cut out circles. Put the circles onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.

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Baking Sheets $9 & Up
Pastry Cutters $6 & Up
Rolling Pins $6 & Up
Flour $3 & Up
Sugar $3 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, I can't wait to make these. Tea time just got SO much better! #yum
I’m in love! 😍
Elisa Schmitz
I made this British scones recipe this weekend using gluten-free flour, and it was delicious! Made some plain ones that we ate with butter and jam. Then made some with chocolate chunks. OMG, so good! Donna John Tabitha Jones AngelaKG Dr. Bethany Cook Clinical Psychologist Jan Mostrom Kathy Ast Cassiday Julie Rose
Ann Marie Patitucci
I LOVE scones. I've always been intimidated by the idea of baking them myself. But this recipe sounds do-able. Thanks! I think I'll try it!

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