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The Easiest, Lightest Scones You'll Ever Make

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Hello Dear Reader,

This recipe was given to me by a lovely gentleman at work, he is quite famous for these particular scones and as he was able to just rattle off the ingredients and method from memory, he must have made them hundreds of times. I love that there is no butter to rub into the flour, probably my least favourite job in the kitchen. I also love the simplicity of ingredients that would be found in most kitchens.

They really are the easiest and lightest scone I have ever made and tasted, the dough is easy to manage, not too sticky or dry. I used a very small glass to cut out my scones and I got 22 out of my scone dough. I like dainty little scones, just small enough to pop into your mouth in one go. I love my scones with lashings of butter and honey or golden syrup, as that is what we always had when Mum made her "Sunshine Milk" scones. I don't even know if this brand of powdered milk is still around, Mum always used it in her scones and pikelets. 

Ingredients for "The Easiest, Lightest Scones you'll ever make", from left-
1 cup cream and 1/2 cup of milk, 2 cups SR flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons icing sugar and a pinch of salt

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl

Pour in the milk and cream

Mix with a knife until incorporated

Turn dough out onto a floured surface

And gently knead until smooth, don't over do it, a light hand is all that is needed, no pun intended. But honestly don't excite the gluten in the dough or your scones will be dense

Gently flatten dough to about 2 cm

Cut out desired size rounds, gently re-rolling and cutting dough until all used

Lay on a lined tray, nestle the scones next to one another as this helps them rise even more

Bake at 220 C for 10 to 12 minutes

Devour while warm from the oven. If it will be a while until they are eaten, wrap in a clean tea towel to keep them soft and warm.

What is your go to scone recipe? And can anyone tell me if Sunshine milk powder is still around?

Have a lovely day


  1. Now I know what I want to have for morning tea, Fiona. It doesn't get better than fresh, homemade scones with a little jam and a big dollop of naturally thick cream. Mmmm...

  2. I think its still around. I can't remember the recipe but once I made scones that were very similiar , no butter, cream but in place of milk I think it used lemonade (to give sweetness and aeration).