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Easy scone recipe

Easy scone recipe

Why not brush up on your baking skills by making the most quintessentially English treat - the humble scone? Served with a generous dollop of clotted cream and some sweet strawberry jam, it's a classic for a reason. Our basic scone recipe requires just three ingredients - perfect for an easy bake that's big on taste. 

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How to make scones

For a simple scone recipe this speedy bake is the way to go. If you're concerned about how many ingredients for scones you need, worry not - this recipe requires only three. 

At a time when we're all trying to limit our visits to the supermarket and are housebound, this easy recipe is a great way to use some of that extra time at home. 

This short video demonstrates how to make the perfect three-ingredient scones in less than half an hour. If you prefer your recipes written out, you can find a step-by-step method for this delicious scone recipe below.


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Plain scones recipe

Our favourite treats are the ones that take little time, effort and money, so it's no wonder we think this is the best scone recipe going. Made with self-raising flour and a can of lemonade, these bakes will add a delicious element of fizz to any afternoon tea. While they don't contain any additional ingredients, like sultanas, there's certainly nothing plain about their flavour.

easy scone recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes
Serves: Makes 12 scones


  • 700g self-raising flour
  • 300ml whipping cream 
  • 1 can lemonade


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix them together until they form a soft dough. 
  2. Sprinkle flour onto a surface, before spreading out the mixture onto the lightly floured surface.   
  3. Use a cookie cutter or round glass to cut out circular shapes from the mixture. You should aim for about 12 scones.
  4. Lightly grease a baking tray or line with a baking sheet. Place the scones on the prepared baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the oven at 220°C until they are risen and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack. 
  5. Serve the scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. 

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