Mummy’s Sweet White Scones

Preparation info
  • Makes


    scones using a 7.5 cm cutter
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

  • About

This recipe has taken Ireland by storm. I have had grateful letters from all over the country from people who felt they could never make good scones before but have had success with this recipe – thanks, Mum!


  • 900 g flour
  • 55 g caster sugar
  • 15 g


First preheat the oven to 250°C/475°F/Gas 9.

Sieve all the dry ingredients together. Rub in the butter. Make a well in the centre. Whisk the eggs with the milk, add to the dry ingredients and mix to a soft dough. Turn out on to a floured board. Knead lightly, just enough to sha