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No Butter Sugar-Free Australian Scones

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You need to try these No Butter Sugar-Free Australian Scones


A scone is a baked good, usually made of either wheat or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent, and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea.

My family recipe for scones has been passed down from my great-grandmother. It was done you were taught as you grew, but one day, I found quantities!! In South Africa, scones are like cake – sweet and with egg. In Australia, they are more like bread. I use this recipe for fruit scones (I add a tablespoon of sugar and about a cup of fruit) and for pizza scones (roll out flat, add toppings, roll up, slice, and bake).

No Butter Sugar-Free Australian Scones

What is a scone called in Australia?

Buttermilk Biscuits aka Australian Scones.

Yield: 24 - 30 scones. with a 6cm round cutter

No Butter Sugar-Free Australian Scones

an image of a serving tray with 5 No Butter Sugar-Free Australian Scones

My family recipe for scones has been passed down from my great-grandmother.

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


  • 4 cups self-raising flour or 4 cups flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 300ml cream
  • 400ml milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 220 deg C (this is essential)
  2. Using a knife, mix the cream and milk into the flour until you form a dough.
  3. Gently knead on a floured board until smooth
  4. Cut with a scone cutter or a flour-dipped glass.
  5. Place on a tray so they touch each other (it helps them rise straight up).
  6. Brush with a little milk and cook for about 15 mins.
  7. Serve with jam and cream.
  8. **no butter, no sugar, no egg, and if your cream is old, the scones are better.
  9. **24 - 30 scones. with a 6cm round cutter


Prepared, tried, and tested Kathy Petkoff from SA Tasty Recipes- Saffas Daily Recipes

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 161Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 225mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g

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