Looking for the perfect tea scone? The Scottish highlands tea scones are easy to make include fresh homemade jam and super impressive for your next tea party.
When I was gifted my great grandmothers recipe collection, I particularly excited about this tattered and torn card. Super simple yet delightful.
Great Grannie sailed back to England to complete her schooling before coming back to Canada and learned all of her baking skills there during her formative years. Her stories are remarkable.
I made these with my toddler and we had quite the time rolling and cutting the biscuit dough and adding the strawberry jam before baking in the oven.
There's something special about bringing life back to an old family recipe that warms a mothers heart. Food that feeds the soul. Yum!
Scones are a great brunch or afternoon tea snack. This recipe is perfect for a mothers day tea at home. The kids can make these scones with help from an adult or teenager and served with tea. Pair it with some handpicked flowers, and a handmade card and you're set!
EASY AND SIMPLE SCONE RECIPE
Scones are a quick bread that require cutting the fat into the dry ingredients. Forget using a traditional pastry cutter and use either a food processor or a cheese grater to make the butter into small pea size pieces.
It's as easy and simple as sifting the dry, cutting the fat and adding the wet ingredients for the perfect biscuit dough.
EQUIPMENT FOR MAKING SCONES
MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS
MIXING BOWLS AND SPOONS
HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SCONES
The first step to making simple scones for a tea party or just a tasty breakfast snack is to make the dough. The secret is in sifting the dry ingredients together. In this recipe that's the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Sifting helps the baking powder do it's work, making for light and fluffy scones that aren't too dense.
Once you've sifted your dry ingredients it's time to cut the fat. Cut the cold unsalted butter to the measured amount and grate using a cheese grater.
You can use a pastry cutter as well to cut the fat but I prefer the simplicity of using a cheese grater. Just make sure not to hurt yourself. Either way the butter needs to resemble small pea sized pieces.
Now is the time to whisk the eggs and milk together before slowly adding to the flour mixture.
Mix it all together to form a dough, and roll out using a rolling pin.
My great grandmothers recipe called for cutting the dough into rectangular pieces. We went with the biscuit cutter to create more petite scones.
This makes approximately 12 scones.
Once you've cut the dough, place a little marmalade or jam and fold corner to corner.
Simple and Easy Scone Recipe
- measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowls and spoons
- Biscuit Cutter
- Rolling Pin
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 5 tbsp butter
- Sift dry ingredients together
- Cut in the butter
- Whisk eggs and milk together
- Slowly add liquid to dry ingredients
- Create a dough
- Roll out dough and cut with biscuit cutter
- Add a spoonful of jam or marmalade and fold over
- Bake at 350