Delicious and Flaky Scotch Scones Recipe

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Delicious and Flaky Scotch Scones Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 15, 2024

These flaky and buttery Scotch scones are perfect for breakfast or tea time. They are easy to make and have a rich flavor that pairs well with jam and cream. Enjoy these scones warm out of the oven for a delightful treat.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Jam and cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the cold cubed butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and beaten egg.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together.
  7. Roll out the dough to about 1-inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out rounds.
  8. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with a little milk.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with jam and cream.

Interesting Facts

  • Scones are a traditional Scottish baked good that is popular in tea rooms and cafes around Scotland.
  • The name 'Scotch' in Scotch scones refers to the origin of the recipe, not the addition of whiskey.