Plain Scones

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      15 min

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

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By some people’s reckoning these are not totally plain scones since I include butter, sugar and eggs in my recipe. The result, however, is so much more delicious than the all-too-solid, floury versions often encountered that I’ve long preferred this version.


  • 230 g / 8 oz self-raising white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder good


Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the butter in pieces and rub in with the fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and milk while mixing with a knife to form a wet, sticky dough.

Turn the dough on to a well-floured board and knead lightly into a flat, round shape. Dust a little flour over the dough and pat or gently roll out un