Basic Scones

Basic Scones

These are the scones that I always make at home. The vegetable oil makes them nice and moist with a crispy outside. This easy recipe only uses 1 bowl!

Ingredients: 8 medium scones

●Cake flour
200 g
30 g
●Baking powder
2 teaspoons
Unsalted butter
50 g
100 ml
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
a pinch


1. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
2. Add the ● ingredients to a bowl. Mix them together lightly and then add the butter, cut into small cubes. Rub the mixture together with your fingertips until you get something that looks like panko.
3. Make a well in the center of the panko and pour in the milk and vegetable oil. Fold the wet ingredients in with a spatula.
4. Dust a work surface with flour and roll the dough out until just over 1 cm thick. Fold the dough in half and press it down gently. Then use some cutters to cut out some shapes.
5. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
6. Lightly brush the tops of the scones with milk and leave them to sit in a warm place for 15 minutes. Then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
7. The scones in the recipe photo have been served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
8. I'm also fond of adding tea leaves into the mixture at Step 2 (I recommend Earl Grey.)
9. These "Mixed Herbs & Seeds Scones", Recipe ID: 538042, go really well with cream cheese
10. "Cheddar, Dill & Red Onion Scones", Recipe ID: 2542410.

Story Behind this Recipe

I modified a scone recipe that I fond in an old English cookbook to use cake flour instead of whole wheat flour. I know it off by heart but thought I'd make a note anyway. (I combined this recipe with the old "Earl Grey Scones" recipe that I had already uploaded).