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Traditional Scone Recipe
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Traditional Scone Recipe

This is the BEST Scone recipe going around! All you need is four ingredients and it takes no time at all to make this easy Traditional Scone recipe! Thermomix instructions also included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12


  • 4 cups 600g self raising flour plus a little extra for your bench
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 90 g of butter - cubed
  • 2 cups 480g milk + plus a little extra to coat the scones with


  • Preheat your oven to 230 degrees celsius and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place the flour and salt into a large bowl.
  • Add butter (which has been cut into cubes) and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour and salt mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add just under the 2 cups of milk and mix together with a butter knife - if your mixture is too dry, add the remaining milk.
  • Turn the scone mixture onto a floured surface and knead lightly to bring it together into a dough.
  • Use your hands to shape the scone mixture until it's approximately 3cm thick and dip your cutter into a little flour and cut out the scones.
  • Bring excess dough back together and cut out more scones until all of the mixture has been used.
  • Place the scones into the baking tray so that they are almost touching and use a pastry brush to brush a little milk over the top of them.
  • Place the scones into your preheated oven and bake for 12 -15 minutes or until risen and golden.


If you find your scone mixture too wet or dry, simply add a little extra milk or self raising flour.
It's important to place your scones very close together (so that they are almost touching) on your baking tray as this helps them to rise up instead of out.
Also make sure that you don't overwork your scone mixture too much.