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Simple British Scones

I’ve tried to make scones before multiple times but I think that the recipes kept failing because of the high altitude here.  I can’t remember where I got this recipe from unfortunately so I can’t give it the proper credit it deserves but these come out light and buttery and they also freeze really well.
The recipe required the use of a food processor to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until you get a grainy sand-like texture.


The next step is to incorporate the eggs and the trick is not to overwork the dough when rolling it out and cutting it into discs.
Brush the tops of the scones with egg wash gives them a beautiful golden color.

Simple British Scones


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/4  cup sugar
  • tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3  cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, pulse the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar a couple times to combine.
  • Add the butter and pulse 7-10 times until the butter is completely distributed. You shouldn’t see any chunks of butter, and the mixture should have a sandy texture to it. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk to combine the milk and egg. Save 2 tbsp of it for the egg wash later, and pour the rest into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.
  • Stir to combine with a spatula, until a rough dough forms.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured countertop and knead about 10 times until the dough comes together into a relatively smooth ball. Take care not to knead too much, or the dough will be tougher and not rise as high.
  • Roll the dough about an inch thick and use a 2.5″ cutter to cut about 7 circles. Re-roll the scraps and cut out another 2.
  • Place the scones onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the reserved egg wash.
  • Bake the scones for 13-15 minutes, until about tripled in height, and golden brown on the tops and bottoms.