Best Ever Scones

These are an Edmonds and a Kiwi staple.

20 mins
Prep Time
Best Ever Scones



  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Grease or flour a baking tray.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the milk and quickly mix with a round-bladed table knife to a soft dough. For light and tender scones the mixture should be quite soft and a little sticky. Scrape the dough onto the floured baking tray and flour the top.
  4. Working quickly, pat the dough out to 2cm thickness and with a floured knife cut it into 12 even-sized pieces, then separate the scones to allow 2cm space between them. Brush the tops with milk.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool, wrapped in a clean tea towel to keep them soft.

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Rhonda Spidell

I love date scones and now I’ve made my own. I’ve invited some friends over to have a Kiwi treat. Thanks Edmonds! Rhonda in New Mexico USA

Liv M

Consistently one of the best scone recipes, can add whatever you want for different flavours and the recipe works without fail. I often add 1/2 cup of grated tasty/aged cheddar cheese and some Parmesan with a teaspoon of chili flakes and it’s delicious. I just made date scones using this recipe; with a bit of oats and cinnamon.
Thanks Edmonds! A classic for a reason


So simple. Just added sultanas. Perfect recipe. Thank you. Next time will try adding orange rind.


Great. Added raisins and used a round cookie cutter so get the shape. Turned out fantastic.

Anselma Ponting Fielding

A mizzing good recipe and easy


This is my fav recipe!,

bramwell leighton





As usual, Edmonds delivers the goods