Easy, Fail-Proof Scones

Hello again! Today’s post is my recipe for easy, fail-proof scones. I know that a lot of people (myself included!) find making scones somewhat tricky, so I decided to share this recipe that requires very few ingredients and effort. The trick to making delicious, light scones is all in how you knead and roll out the dough, so it’s definitely something that gets easier with practice. I’m always trying to improve this recipe so who knows, maybe I’ll post an updated recipe sometime in the future 🙂

Serves: 16

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: A little tricky



Plain flour, for dusting

3 cups self-raising flour

80g butter, cubed

1-1 1/4 cups milk

Jam and whipped cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl.

  2. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  3. Make a well in the centre. Add 1 cup of milk. Mix with a flat-bladed knife or a flat spatula until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more milk if required. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (don’t knead dough too much or scones will be tough).

  4. Pat dough into a 2cm-thick round. Using a round cutter, cut dough into approx. 16 rounds. Place scones onto prepared baking tray and sprinkle tops with a little plain flour. Bake for 20 or until golden and well risen. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm with jam and cream. Enjoy!


Ps. This is my 100th post on Sugar Smile and I’m also currently on 99 followers! Thank you so much, I can’t wait to hit 100 followers. Aaah, that’s crazy haha! 🙂 ❤



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