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Classic butter scones

Classic butter scones

Pantry staples transformed into dainty tea-time treats.

  • Makes 6
  • Less than 45 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  2. Lightly dust a baking tray with flour.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and castor sugar together.
  4. Rub butter into flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Mix egg and milk together.
  6. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and, using a butter knife, mix gently until mixture just comes together and forms a soft dough.
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a 3cm-thick square.
  8. Cut out scones using a 6cm round cutter. Reform excess dough and cut out more scones.
  9. Place on prepared baking tray.
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown and scones make a hollow sound when tapped.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.
  12. To make jam, place sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and melt on high for 2 minutes.
  13. Add berries and lemon juice and microwave for 6-7 minutes, or until mixture becomes syrupy. Set aside to cool and thicken slightly.
  14. Serve scones with jam and dollops of whipped cream.
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