Try this easy Classic Scone recipe for your next brunch. Our Classic Scone Recipe makes enough for eight servings and takes about 30 minutes to make.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2-1/4 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. half-and-half, divided
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 425°F.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Whisk egg and 3/4 cup half-and-half until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Shape into ball.
Knead dough on lightly floured surface 10 times. Roll out to 12x6-inch rectangle. Cut into 8 (3-inch) squares, then cut each square diagonally in half.
Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Brush triangles with remaining half-and-half; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake 14 to 16 min. or until scones are lightly browned. Cool slightly.
How to Cleanly Cut the Rolled-Out Dough
Use the edge of a bowl scraper or spatula dipped in flour to cut the dough into triangles as directed. To prevent the dough from sticking, dip the scraper into additional flour between each cut. Be careful to not use a sawing motion as you make each cut since that will prevent the scones from rising as they bake.
Looking for something to serve as part of your next brunch menu? These classic scones make enough for 8 servings.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 2 scones each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.