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A Delicious Favorite 20 Minute Scone

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Recipe for A Delicious Favorite 20 Minute Scone

Yield: 12

A Delicious Favorite 20 Minute Scone

scones with sour cream and passion fruit topping

Scones, a delicious favorite in our home and then to top it off, so quick to prepare and have ready for the family for teatime.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2½ cup flour or self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 180 ml milk or sour milk


Mix egg and milk together and in a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder.

Add salt and rub in the butter.

Add sugar, then mix lightly.

Gradually add the milk and egg mixture and mix gently, do not over mix

Once the dough comes together, place it on a floured surface, and flatten till about 2 cm.

Cut into scone shapes.

Brush with egg.

Bake at 200 C / 400F for 20 minutes.

Serve with cream and grenadilla or any other topping of your choice. So many options and absolutely delicious toppings to try it.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer from SA Tasty Recipes - Awesome Daily Recipes.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 23mgSodium 272mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 6g

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How do I get Scones to rise and be fluffy?

  • Use good quality ingredients.
  • First, make sure you’re using fresh baking powder, one that has been opened less than 6 months ago.
  • Don’t soften your butter as cold butter makes scones rise higher.
  • If it’s hot in your kitchen, freeze your butter before making scones.
  • Measure your flour, DO NOT scoop it with the cup as this will cause that you pack the flour into the cup and you’ll end up with too much flour.
  • Cut your butter into cubes.
  • Also, if you knead the dough too much, the scones won’t rise as tall.
  • Knead gently, and just enough to bring the dough together, so mix gently, do not over mix.  Avoid over-mixing the dough. Too much stirring will toughen your scones.
  • Adding more flour also prevents the dough from rising as high, so only dust lightly.
  • Keep the scones as cold as possible until they are ready to go into the oven. This will make them rise better.
  • Make sure your oven is fully preheated before baking the scones.
Passionfruit Pulp
Passionfruit Pulp


The most accurate way of measuring flour would be to weigh the flour on a kitchen scale.

  • One cup of white flour weighs 125 grams.
  • One cup of whole wheat flour weighs 140 grams.
  • One cup of bread flour weighs 130 grams.
  • One cup of cake flour weighs 114 grams.

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14 thoughts on “A Delicious Favorite 20 Minute Scone”

  1. I also love scones! My grandmother used to make them perfectly! I have, however, almost given up on cakes, biscuits and other baked goods, in the name of good health. I might make an exception for a tasty batch of scones though! Thanks for this recipe, it looks great!


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