How to Make Scones: With Fruity Variations

What are scones, and how do we go about making them Mr Jay?

Scones are small sweetened cake made from flour, fat & milk. Really simple right? You can add fruit but not for me thank you, of course this is about YOU not me so of I’ve added the fruit mix variations to the recipe below. One of the best pairings with tea for me but don’t forget to check out this delightful loaf cake. Such a wonderful addition to that afternoon tea party.

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TOP TIP ALERT: Scones like a gentle Touch! So be gentle.

Scones Variations

So simple and oh so tasty! The yummy sweetened cakes are something I don’t feel I make enough. They really are easy to make. If you wanted to make fruity scones then you can. The recipe is really simple so if you wanted to adapt from a sweet treat to the savoury bite it really is easy. The recipe bellow is a straight forward fast route to afternoon tea.

To change your from sweet to savoury you can try a couple of variations. I have listed my favourites here:

Fruit Scones – Then add 55 g of mixed fruit with the sugar.
Wholemeal Scones – Use wholemeal flour and leave out the sugar.
Cheese Scones – Leave out the sugar and add 55 g finely grated cheddar with 1 teaspoon of mustard.

All You need to know About The Yummy Scone

A scone is a kind of bread that is usually shaped into triangles and baked on a griddle or sheet. Scones are very small, You can class the scone in the same group as the crumpet or muffin. It is made of wheat, barley, or oatmeal and baking powder to make it rise.

The scone is shaped closely like the North American biscuit, and its recipe is almost the same with it as well. If you want to go wild scones may have raisins, currants, cheese, or dates in them. In the United States, however, scones include more sweet kind of fillings like cranberries, chocolate chips, or nuts. Often be found in coffee shops and in a great variety in the British Isles. Generally they are best eaten when they are very hot and freshly baked right from the oven, accompanied with melting warm butter. Some people even enjoy buttering their scones for themselves.

Scones are related to the ancient Welsh tradition of cooking small round yeast cakes on stones, that later changed to griddles. First-made scones included oats inside them, and were baked over an open fire. However, today they are made with wheat, and baked in the oven.


Super yummy scones and so very simple too! The key is light hands!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: scones
Servings: 5 of the best
Calories: 126kcal
Author: @mrjay_thehomecook


  • 450 g Plain Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 55 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 250 ml Milk ± 3 tbsp for glazing


  • Heat the Oven to 220°c 
  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder into a bowl, rub in the butter until it resembled breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, stir using a wooden spoon to form a soft dough.
  • Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and lightly flatten the dough until its an even thickness of 1 cm, don’t be to heavy handed, scones love a light touch
  • Use a 6 cm pasty cutter to cut the scones and arrange on a baking tray, glaze with a little milk and bake for 10 – 12 minuets.
  • Once golden allow to cool on a wire rack and serve with strawberry jam oh my maybe some clotted cream.

So there we have a simple recipe with lots of variations. Of course we have plenty of other yummy biscuit based recipes for you try for that tea break, From classic cookies, simple shortbread and yummy fork biscuits you will certainly be able to find something for that sweet fix.


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