Classic Delight Scone


Indulge in the timeless charm of our Classic Delight Scones, a perfect companion to your tea or coffee. These scones are a symbol of traditional baking, offering a delicate, buttery texture with a slightly crisp exterior. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea, these scones can be enjoyed plain, with clotted cream and jam, or with your favorite spreads. Get ready to bake a batch of these delightful treats that are sure to bring a touch of elegance to any table.

Classic Delight Scone

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 8 scones
  • Serving Size: 1 scone

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 5 g


  • All-Purpose Flour: 250 g (8.8 oz)
  • Granulated Sugar: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Baking Powder: 10 g (0.35 oz)
  • Salt: 2 g (0.07 oz)
  • Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed: 60 g (2 oz)
  • Whole Milk: 120 ml (4 oz)
  • Egg: 1 (for egg wash)
  • Optional: Raisins or dried currants

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Gradually add milk, stirring just until the dough comes together.
  5. If desired, fold in raisins or dried currants.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface and gently knead.
  7. Roll out to about 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick and cut into rounds.
  8. Place on the baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Handle the dough as little as possible to keep the scones light and fluffy.
  • For a sweeter scone, add a sprinkle of sugar on top before baking.
  • Serve warm with clotted cream and jam for a classic British experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these scones gluten-free?

Yes, use a gluten-free flour blend and xanthan gum if needed.

How should I store leftover scones?

Keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Can I add other flavors to the scones?

Absolutely! Lemon zest, cinnamon, or almond extract can add a lovely twist.