Recipe: Making the perfect scones

Recipe: Making the perfect scones

Learn how to make the perfect scones with this easy recipe...

Scones /iStock

Scones are a favourite for many people. 

They are enjoyed throughout the year and can be eaten with either juice, cold drink or your favourite hot beverage. 

What's great about scones is that they are not difficult to make.  

Vlogger Cooking Queen has shared a delicious and easy recipe: 


2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup amasi/sour milk

1/2 cup custard

4 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp salt

250g unsalted butter(at room) temperature


- Add flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in one bowl.

- Mix well and sift dry ingredients.

- In a separate bowl mix egg, custard, milk and vanilla essence and set aside.

- Add softened room temperature butter to the sifted dry ingredients.

- Rub in the butter using your fingertips until mixture resembles bread crumbs.

- Make a well in the middle of the breadcrumb like mixture and pour in your wet ingredient.

- Gently mix until the consistency enables you to mould a ball using the dough (do not overmix).

- Tranfer the dough into a clean flour dusted surface.

- Knead the dough for about 2 -5 minutes.

- Roll dough until about 1cm thick.

- Use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shape.

- Place the cut scones in a prepared baking tray.

- Give the scones an egg wash.

- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Image courtesy of iStock/ @from_my_point_of_view

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