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4.5 from 4 votes

Lily's Sco

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Lauren


  • 500 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 50 g cold unsalted butter diced
  • 25 g of butter - extra
  • 300 ml milk
  • 1 large egg beaten for egg wash


  • Preheat oven to 220 degrees
  • Sift the flour, bicarb and cream of tartar into a large bowl
  • Rub in the fats until it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add the milk all at once and mix briefly with a knife
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly to form a dough
  • Roll out to about 3cm thickness
  • Dip cutter into some flour (6 ½ cm round cutter) and cut out scones.
  • Bring excess dough back together to cut out more scones (I made 11)
  • Place on a lightly greased baking tray quite close together and brush with egg wash
  • Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes or until risen and golden