English Scones

This is a British scones recipe that will blow your socks off! Get ready for some delicious scones that can be ready in just 25 minutes! 

English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat! #britishscones #englishscones #sconerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Have you ever made English scones at home?

At first glance they always looks dry and brittle, but the first bite will reveal a fluffy, slightly sweet interior that will have you craving English scones for every meal, not just breakfast and brunch.

So what makes easy scone recipes different from a biscuit (they are not “fancy biscuits”)? Higher fat to flour ratio, increased sugar and egg.

All of this results in a more cake-like texture and a finer crumb which can handle the addition of add-ins like dried fruits. Scones often appear dry to the plain eye, but should be soft and moist with a little crumble on the outside.

Currant scones and raisin scones are the only acceptable add-in’s for Brits, but Americans tend to add all sorts of flavors and even sometimes nuts, like almonds or even grains, like oats.

Berries, fresh fruit, dried fruit and extracts are also common.

English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat!

British scones are also made with buttermilk or milk, but I didn’t have either on hand when the craving hit, so sour cream with my go to ingredient. I guess these might not be true, English scones, but they are close enough.

I also was too lazy to roll out my dough and cut it into dainty little rounds, so I piled it into a rustic circle and cut it into slices and then waited anxiously for the timer to go off.

You can buy a fancy scone pan, but they are really simple to hand form.

English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat!

English Scones are often lathered with clotted cream or jam, but I like mine with salty butter, sometimes even bacon jam (gasp).

Enjoy them at whatever time of the day you feel like! They make great snacks throughout the day! Remember that!

If you liked these British scones, make sure to check out these other easy desserts:

English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat! #britishscones #englishscones #sconerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat!

English Scones

4.53 from 19 votes
English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients, including sugar.
  • Using a cheese grater, grate butter into flour mixture. This is much easier and will be the correct consistency if the butter is very cold or frozen. Blend together using your fingers or a pastry cutter.
  • Lastly, whisk together sour cream and egg in a small bowl. Add to butter and flour mixture and combine until just mixed using your hands. Mixture will be slightly sticky. Do not over mix.
  • Form into a large ball and then transfers to parchment paper. Flatten using your palm to an 8-9 inch diameter. Cut evenly into 8 slices.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are on the cusp of browning. Remove, cool and serve warm.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 283 kcal, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 58 mg, Sodium: 449 mg, Potassium: 111 mg, Sugar: 8 g, Vitamin A: 475 IU, Vitamin C: 0.2 mg, Calcium: 49 mg, Iron: 1.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 283
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Keyword: english scones, scone recipe
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    It was my first try and they turned out awesome. I had to add a little half and half because it was just a tad dry and I sifted the flour. Great recipe, I am now having a cup of tea with my deliciously scones.

    1. Yay! That is what I love to hear and thank you for taking the time to come back and let us know. 🙂