Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I go through Union Station each morning on the way to school and if you buy a scone there it will set you back $2.75. Wow. One a day, times 33 weeks of school, is almost $454 worth of scones. Add a large coffee and it adds up to $783 per school year. That would be a lot of groceries!! Or pay my rent for one month!

Here's how to make scones at home. It is SO easy. And you know exactly what is going in to them.

I don't have my mom's scone recipe, but this recipe, from allrecipes.ca, is very close to how I remember them.

A scalloped scone (or cookie) cutter

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, raisins, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Using a scalloped scone (or cookie) cutter (or an inverted drinking glass) cut scones out from dough.  When you have only scraps left, make another ball, and flatten to 1/2 inch. Keep cutting out scones. If you like the North American style of scones, simply divide round into 8 by scoring lightly with a knife. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.


  1. I haven't had a scone in forever... I'm going to have to try a gluten-free, allergen free (no dairy for me) based on ths recipe & see if they turn out... Yum!

  2. There's some very yummy vegan/gluten free scone recipes out there, this one looked really good, but I haven't tried it: http://www.picklesnhoney.com/2012/04/02/gluten-free-orange-scones/

  3. They do look simply delish, and not hard to make. I've never made scones, but love eating them. I'll give them a try...any idea how many your recipe makes? There is just one of me here, LOL. I suppose they would freeze? Hugs, Finn

    1. hi finn, i didn't write down how many these made last time i cooked up a bunch, but it was two tray's worth... so i'd guess about 12 to 14 at about 2 1/2 inches each... if you make them in the round and slice them like a pizza, they make 8 nice sized triangles. i haven't frozen them (they don't last that long around here) but i put them in a cookie tin once they are cool and they stay fresh for a while. or you can toast them once they get a bit older.

    2. thank you Catherine, that helps me alot. I usually bag and freeze muffins two to a package. I'll try the same with the scones. :- )


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