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Foolproof Scones Recipe

By Jo /

Many people seem to have difficulty making scones, but I have found this recipe to work every time! You can liven up your scones by adding ingredients such as cheese, raisins, sultanas, or cherries before baking.


  • 450 g (1 lb)  Self-raising flour
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) Baking powder
  • 75 g (3 oz) Margarine-type spread or butter (can use Soya Margarine)
  • 300 ml (1/2 pt) Milk (can use Soya Milk)


  1. Preheat your oven to 220° C/425°F/gas mark 7 and grease a baking tray (or cover the tray with baking paper).
  2. Add the flour to a large bowl and mix in the baking powder. Rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the milk gradually until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about an inch thick.
  5. Cut the scones out using a circular cookie cutter and place on the baking tray.
  6. Bake the scones for about 12 minutes until risen and golden brown.

Tip.  These scones freeze very well so I tend to make them in large batches. I often cut the the scones in half and butter them before freezing them in individual portions ready to defrost when required. They are perfect for lunch boxes!