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Easy Scone Recipe Made With Plain Flour

When you think of afternoon tea, what comes to mind? Scone with jam and cream! These plain scones can go with lots of different toppings and are so easy to make. A foolproof scone recipe that is soft, buttery, and melts in the mouth.

easy plain scone recipe

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to make these plain scones. All you need is a few ingredients to work the dough very lightly and bake in the oven.

PRO-TIP

When making scones, eating them when they are as fresh as possible is best. It’s also important to work the dough very lightly – the less time you handle it, the better your scones will be.

CAN YOU MAKE SCONES WITH PLAIN FLOUR?

Yes, of course, you can. All you need is 2 and a half teaspoons of baking powder for a perfect rise. A great option if you’ve no self-raising flour in the cupboard!

DO YOU NEED SELF-RAISING FLOUR FOR FLUFFY SCONES

Fluffy scones are the best kind of scone, and self-raising flour is the key to achieving that perfect texture. When combined with baking powder, self-raising flour helps to create a light and fluffy scone that is simply irresistible. So if you’re looking for a tall, fluffy scone, then self-raising flour is the way to go. Just be sure to add a little extra baking powder to ensure that your scones turn out beautifully light and fluffy.

WHAT FRUIT CAN YOU ADD TO SCONES?

You can add any dried fruit you like. You don’t need a lot. Just a handful will do. The most popular fruit in a scone is:

Sultanas

Currants – Try my Singin Hinny Griddle Cakes

Cranberries

You could even add some nuts, such as walnuts. These make the scones extra tasty.

INGREDIENTS FOR LARGE PLAIN SCONES

All you will need is:

  • Plain Flour
  • Baking Powder – To give it a nice rise
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter – For vegans, use a baking block
  • Caster Sugar
  • Eggs – For vegans, add extra coconut cream
  • Milk – Any kind of milk will do. I used Oatly milk.
  • Coconut cream or Clotted cream
  • Jam to serve
plain scone recipe

PLAIN SCONE TOPPINGS

There is so much that can go on top of a plain scone. If I’m making soup, a plain scone goes perfectly with it. Here are a few ideas:

Any fruit jam. Try my easy Damson Jam Recipe

Fresh cream

Coconut Cream

Creme Fraiche

Cheese

Sundried tomatoes

Cheese & Pickle

Chocolate Spread

Honey

Syrup

Lemon Curd – 5-MINUTE microwave recipe!

Rhubarb Curd

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

You will need:

Mixing bowl

Baking tray

Baking Cutters

Pastry Brush

How to make plain scones

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c Fan Oven.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, then add the butter and rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and mix well.225 g Plain Flour,2½ tsp Baking Powder, Salt Pinch,40 g Unsalted Butter,75 g Caster Sugar
  • Mix the egg, milk and cream together, then add to the mixture to form a dough.1 Egg,50 ml Milk,50 g Coconut Cream or Clotted Cream
  • On a lightly floured surface, form a dough and cut it into discs with your cutter about 2cm thick. Transfer to a baking tray and brush with milk.
  • Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly before eating. Jam to serve
damson jam recipe

Easy Plain Scone Recipe

Rachel
A light and fluffy scone that goes great with any topping.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • Salt Pinch of
  • 40 g Unsalted Butter
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 50 g Coconut Cream or Clotted Cream
  • Jam to serve

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180°c Fan Oven.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, then add the butter and rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar abd mix well.
    225 g Plain Flour, 2½ tsp Baking Powder, Salt Pinch of, 40 g Unsalted Butter, 75 g Caster Sugar
  • Mix the egg, milk and cream together, then add to the mixture to form a dough.
    1 Egg, 50 ml Milk, 50 g Coconut Cream or Clotted Cream
  • On a lightly floured surface, form a dough and cut into discs with your cutter and about 2cm thick. Transfer to a baking tray and brush with milk.
  • Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly before eating.
    Jam to serve
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Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 342IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 2mg
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