• Makes 12
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients


Ideal to whip up when friends drop in unexpectedly. Quick and easy and always a hit

Ingredients (makes 12 scones)

  • 2 cups Self Raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 3/4 cup milk and water


  1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Add sugar and stir in
  2. Rub in butter with clean hands
  3. Add nearly all the liquid, Mix with a knife until combined ( add all the liquid if required)
  4. Tip onto a floured board and knead gently
  5. Roll out to approx 2-3 cm thickness. Cut in to rounds and place on a paper lined oven tray , just touching
  6. Bake in a mod (180) oven until lightly golden and have a 'hollow' sound when tapped
  7. Line a basket/bowl with a clean tea towel an loosely wrap the warn scones for a few minutes before serving with jam and cream or butter and cheese


This is a great recipe .. It never fails Enjoy!

  • I love making scones I make mine with soda water they cone out so fluffy thanks for sharing your recipe…


  • Yum didn’t kmow it was this easy to make


  • Yum! A huge spoon of Apricot jam and a huge spoon of whipped Chantilly cream how delightful!
    Thank you!


  • Yum. It has been so long since I have had a scone!


  • Yum I really enjoy a simple scone thanks


  • Love easy simple quick recipes and this one looks great. Quick and tasty, I’ll definitely be saving this for future baking. Thanks so much.


  • Scones are one of the most simple things, but they are one of the best tasting! Nothing better than a cuppa and a scone with jam and cream. mmmmm


  • oldie but a goodie! Delicious!


  • Yummy scones they look amazing well done


  • I have always wanted to make scones – I didn’t realise how easy they are to make. I am going to make a batch for morning tea this week – yummo!


  • Looks like a great old fashioned recipe.


  • We love our scones,a great recipe,thanks!


  • Looks simple in the ingredients, but we’ve all know a great scone is made through the mixing and baking. Simplest scone recipe I’ve seen, with 99% success, is one I did in high school cookery. It had cream, lemonade and flour in it


  • Thank you for this simple scone recipe.


  • A good basic scone recipe is good for every cooking collection. :)

    • Love a freshly baked scone served with lashings of jam and double cream.


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