Authentic British scones, perfect with tea, coffee, or hot cocoa

Traditional British Scones




Yield 16 scones



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
  3. Slowly incorporate the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter or your hands. The mixture should resemble coarse meal when finished.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk until well combined.
  5. Add in one cup of the milk mixture into the flour and mix until just combined and the dough comes together. Add more milk as needed if the dough looks dry.
  6. Separate the dough in half and form into large discs that are one inch thick. Cut the discs to make eight triangles from each. Brush the tops with the remaining milk mixture. Separate each wedge and place on the baking sheets. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a light golden brown on top.

Recipe by A Cookie Named Desire at