It's time to 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 is a fast and easy way to please all the family, and requires just three ingredients. You can't get much better than that really, can you?
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For a simple scone recipe that's a proven crowd-pleaser, 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!
It's also a great plain scone recipe if you're looking after grandchildren, as getting involved with this fun recipe will keep them more than entertained, particularly during the school holidays.
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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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.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Serves: Makes 12 scones
If you love scone recipes, check out our bake of the week page, packed with an archive of family-friendly recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.