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Easy scone recipe

Easy scone recipe

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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How to make scones

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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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: 10-12 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. 

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. 

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