Master Scones Recipe: Flaky Perfection in Every Bite

Master Scones Recipe

Using my perfected master scones recipe, build your own scones with a variety of add-ins like chocolate chips, berries, or cheese and herbs. These cookies are delicious, savory in flavor, and flaky with crumbly and crunchy edges for the best feel and are better than the bakery. Although there is a lot of useful information and step-by-step images, you may skip all that pile and get straight to the recipe!

Sweet or savory, scones go well with tea and coffee. They’re also a hit at weddings and baby showers, breakfasts, bake sales, Mother’s Day, and any other occasion when coffee or muffins are suitable. (Continually!)


Here’s a simple recipe table for your Master Scones Recipe

Ingredients Instructions
2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
1/4 cup granulated sugar 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
1 tablespoon baking powder 3. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
1/2 teaspoon salt 4. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead a few times to bring it together.
1 cup buttermilk 6. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut into wedges or use a round cutter to make scones
Optional add-ins (berries, chocolate chips, etc.) 7. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little extra buttermilk.
Extra buttermilk for brushing 8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
Feel free to adjust the ingredients or add any flavor variations you like. Happy baking! 🥐👩‍🍳

I have several recipes for scones that begin with almost the same basic formula. To help you prepare the perfect scones, let’s go over the essentials once more. This essay covers a lot of ground, so take a seat!

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What Exactly Are Scones?

Master Scones Recipe

Which phrase is used for scones depends on where you live. (English) scones are typically served with butter, jam, or clotted cream and are more similar to American biscuits. Although American scones are unique, uniqueness isn’t always a negative thing! Because there is so much butter in them now, scones are heavier, sweeter, and rarely have butter on top. Rather than sweetness, you have still room for vanilla icing or a dusting some confectioners’ sugar on top. By the way, here’s my favorite recipe for traditional scones.

Scones are risen with baking powder, so making them is generally quick. Blueberry scones is the favorite variety, but this quickly turns to pumpkin scones in the coming months!

No matter which flavor you choose, these scones are:

Moist & soft inside Crumbly on the edges

Buttery & flaky Not sandpapery

How to Make Homemade Scones?

Master Scones Recipe

Let’s prepare some scones now that you know which ingredients go together the best!

  • Incorporate the dry components into a mixing basin. You want plenty of area for the mixing process, so use a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the grated frozen butter and mix. You can use your hands, a pastry cutter, or two forks, much like we do with pie crust. While it works, a food processor tends to overwork the dough for the scones. Work the dough very little so as not to create too dense scones. Crumbling and messy is a wonderful thing!
  • Combine the wet components using a whisk. Combine the dry and wet components. Combine and then transfer to a counter.
  • Cut into wedges after forming into a disc. Though you can also make 10–12 drop scones, like I do with my banana scones, wedges are the easiest. Apply buttermilk or heavy cream on the brush. Apply a liquid brushing before baking for an extra crispy, crumbly, golden brown exterior.
  • And a dusting of coarse sugar is always perfect for an added crunch!
  • Chill for a minimum of fifteen minutes. Don’t let the scone dough get too warm. I suggest putting the formed scones in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before baking to prevent them from spreading too much. You can even store it in the refrigerator over night for a simple morning meal!


Cook till the color turns golden. Scones only take 20 to 25 minutes to bake in a comparatively hot oven.

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