Mum's Staple White Scones

Mum's Staple White Scones

The secret behind these irresistible white scones is the extra sprinkling of sugar that goes on top just before putting them in the oven! Wonderful served with real butter and homemade-jam, but equally delicious left plain.

Ingredients: (30-35 8cm diameter scones)

Plain flour
900 g
Unsalted butter
170 g
Large eggs (for dough)
Caster sugar
60 g
Baking powder
3 heaped teaspoons
Whole milk
425 ml
Large eggs (for glaze)
Granulated brown/white sugar
as needed


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Bring the butter to room-temperature and cut into small cubes. Sieve all the dry ingredients together, then rub in the butter with your hands until the mixture resembles panko.
3. Whisk the large eggs (for the dough) and milk together. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and butter mix, and gradually add the milk mixture in batches to form a soft dough.
4. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Kneed gently and shape into a round. Roll out to a 2 1/2cm thickness and stamp into scones with a cutter, upside-down glass.
5. Beat the large egg (for the glaze), add a pinch of salt, and brush over the tops of the scones. Sprinkle with your choice of sugar, and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mum has been making these since I was a child, and they never fail to tempt me.