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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Suzie Painter

The best cookbook and recipes, I miss not having my book


So soft and a little crunchy on the outside perfect


These are the best scones! Yes, sad that they have been "Americanized"


Love it!


love this so yummy and delicious


So good

Lorraine Joy Carson

I love these scones they are also soft I love them with jam and sweetened cream with icing sugar I've used this recipe for years my great grandmother used it and handed it down to my grandmother

Wikitoria Randall

Excellent scones.

David Newton

Very nice

Tinah M

Best recipe ever