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Basic Scones

Basic Scones are perfect for morning or afternoon tea. You can serve these scones warm with melted butter and jam. Classic and delicious, a good partner of coffee or tea.

These Basic Scones are super buttery with a hint of sweet tanginess. It’s flaky but light and tender. You can add almost anything in these basic scones, there are so many variations you could create. Ideas are endless!

How to Make Basic Scones?

It’s simple to make these Basic Scones. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt. Rub cold butter into flour using just your fingertips, until it resembles breadcrumbs. You can also use pastry cutter to make the process easier. Add milk all at once, mix it quickly with a wooden spoon to form a soft dough. If the dough is too dry, add milk. Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface or kitchen counter. Knead the dough lightly. Turn and press with the heel of your hand 3 – 4 times. Pat and roll out to a 2cm thick round. Using 4-5 cm round cookie cutter, cut the dough. Re-roll offcuts and repeat this step until the dough is finish. Brush the top with milk and bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden on top.

You may also like my other scones recipe:

  1. Easy Cheese Scones

2. Cheese Scones

3. Blueberry Lemon Scones

4. Apple Caramel Scones

5. Caramilk Scones


Basic Scones Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups self-raising flour (or 3 cups plain flour and 6 tsp baking powder)

½ tsp table salt

60g cold butter, cubed

1 ¼ cups milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 446 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease and flour a baking tray or line with baking paper.
  3. In a large bowl, add self-raising flour (or flour and baking powder), and salt.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour using just your fingertips, until it resembles breadcrumbs. You can also use a pastry cutter.
  5. Add milk all at once, mix it quickly with a wooden spoon to form a soft dough. Add more milk if necessary (if the dough is too dry).
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly by turning and pressing with the heel of hand 3 or 4 times.
  7. Pat or gently roll out to a 2cm-thick round. Cut the dough into 4-5 cm rounds with a floured cookie cutter. Re-rolling offcuts and repeat the step until the dough is finish.
  8. Place on a baking tray, brush tops extra milk.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a preheated oven, until golden and well-risen.

Serve and enjoy these Basic Scones with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • For better rise, use cold butter or even frozen butter.
  • Do not over mix. Just mix the dough until it comes together.
  • Before baking, chill the shaped scones for about 10 minutes. It relaxes the gluten which makes the scones tender. It also cools down the butter again for a flaky texture.
  • Separate the scones on a baking tray or you could try baking them like cinnamon rolls where they touch each other. It would make nice, soft sides.
  • You can add fruits or other sweet ingredients, but take the texture into consideration. Adding juicy fruits would make the dough sticky, add more flour until the texture is okay. If you added ingredients that would make the dough too dry, then you can add more milk. Adjust the texture as necessary.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Caramilk Scones

These Caramilk Scones are soft in the inside with crisp crumbly edges. It is buttery and moist. I used Cadbury’s Caramilk for these scones which gives the scones a sweet crunch every bite. For the drizzle, I used my Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. It’s perfect for a weekend treat to bring to a family gathering or to friends’ get together.

As most of you already know, my family is obsessed with scones. I tried making these English biscuits in my kitchen a few years back and from then on, I’ve been making them at least twice a month. I’ve been trying different ingredients with it and today I’ve decided to add Cadbury’s Caramilk to my Basic Scones recipe. Who doesn’t like Caramilk? I’m so glad that this is actually available in New Zealand all year round now. I could bake so many things with it. A lot of you has been asking me to share this recipe when you saw my post on Instagram and Facebook, so here it is. I worked so hard on this because I love you all. So without any further ado.

How to Make Caramilk Scones?

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the grated frozen butter into the flour mixture until it resembles bread crumbs. You can use a pastry cutter, 2 forks or rub with your fingers. Why do I grate the butter? I grate cold butter as I find it easier to make a crumb-like mixture. Place the bowl in the fridge while mixing the wet ingredients together. In another bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Pour over the flour mixture, add chopped Cadbury’s Caramilk then mix together until everything has come together. The dough will appear wet and moist. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured work surface, work the dough into a ball and press into an 8-inch round disc. With a sharp knife or dough scraper, cut the dough into 8 wedges. Brush each scone with remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Refrigerate the scones for at least 15 minutes. At this point, you can start preheating the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake the scones for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned on top. Remove the scones from the oven and cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before drizzling with caramel.

You may also like my other scones recipes:

  1. Cheese Scones

2. Blueberry Lemon Scones

3. Classic Cheese Scones

4. Apple Caramel Scones

5. Basic Scones


Caramilk Scones Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 and 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, frozen

1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream (plus 2 Tablespoon for brushing)

1 large egg

1/2 cup (100 grams) packed light or dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 heaping cup (125 grams) peeled and chopped Cadbury’s Caramilk

OPTIONAL FOR TOPPING: coarse sugar

1/2 cup (120ml) store-bought or homemade salted caramel

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Grate the frozen butter using a box grater. Add the grated butter into the flour mixture and combine together using a pastry cutter, two forks or your fingers. Mix it until it resembles bread crumbs. Refrigerate it while you mix the wet ingredients together.
  2. In another bowl, whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Pour over the wet mixture into the flour mixture. At this stage, you can add the chopped Cadbury’s Caramillk, and mix together until the dough appears to be moistened.
  3. In a lightly floured work surface, pour out the dough and make it into a ball. This will be sticky and wet, but that’s okay. If it is too sticky though, you can add a little more flour. If it becomes too dry, you can add 1-2 more Tablespoons heavy cream. Press the ball into an 8-inch round disc. Using a sharp knife or a pastry scraper, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  4. Brush each scone with remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar for extra crunch.
  5. Place them on a plate or baking tray and refrigerate the scones for at least 15 minutes.
  6. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  7. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned on top. Take them out from the oven and cool for a few minutes before drizzling with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce.

Serve and enjoy these Caramilk Scones with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • I grate frozen butter using box grater as I find it easier to work with.
  • You can use a pastry cutter, two forks or your fingers in combining the flour until it becomes together like bread crumbs.
  • The dough is sticky but not too sticky. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it seems too dry, add 1-2 more Tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • You can brush scones with heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar before or after refrigerating them.
  • Keep scones at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerate them for 5 days.

Made this? Tag me on Facebook @asliceofkateph and Instagram @asliceofkateph and hashtag it #asliceofkate.

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which pay me a small commission for my referral at no extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting A Slice of Kate.

If you tried and loved this Caramilk Scones recipe, please leave a comment and a rating below! Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Apple Caramel Scones

These Apple Caramel Scones are soft in the inside with crisp crumbly edges. It is buttery and moist. The Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce gives it a good sweetness into it that makes you want to have one bite to the next.

My family is obsessed with scones. Their ultimate favourite is the cheese scones that I always make. But today, we are making Apple Caramel Scones because why not? If you have too many apples in your fruit bowl or maybe in your backyard, might as well make them into these yummy sweet scones that everyone loves. It tastes like apple pies.

How to Make Apple Caramel Scones?

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the grated frozen cold butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter, 2 forks or fingers until it resembles bread crumbs. I grate cold butter as I find it easier to make a crumb-like mixture. Place the bowl in the fridge while mixing the wet ingredients together. In another bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Pour over the flour mixture, add chopped apples then mix together until everything has come together. The dough will appear wet and moist. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured work surface, work the dough into a ball and press into an 8-inch round disc. With a sharp knife or dough scraper, cut the dough into 8 wedges. Brush each scone with remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Refrigerate the scones for at least 15 minutes. At this point, you can start preheating the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake the scones for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned on top. Remove the scones from the oven and cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before topping with caramel.

You may also like my other scones recipes:

Cheese Scones

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Classic Cheese Scones


Apple Caramel Scones

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 and 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, frozen

1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream (plus 2 Tablespoon for brushing)

1 large egg

1/2 cup (100 grams) packed light or dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 heaping cup (125 grams) peeled and chopped apples

OPTIONAL FOR TOPPING: coarse sugar

1/2 cup (120ml) store-bought or homemade salted caramel

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Grate the frozen butter using a box grater. Add the grated butter into the flour mixture and combine together using a pastry cutter, two forks or your fingers. Mix it until it resembles bread crumbs. Refrigerate it while you mix the wet ingredients together.
  2. In another bowl, whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Pour over the wet mixture into the flour mixture. At this stage, you can add the chopped apples, and mix together until the dough appears to be moistened.
  3. In a lightly floured work surface, pour out the dough and make it into a ball. This will be sticky and wet, but that’s okay. If it is too sticky though, you can add a little more flour. If it becomes too dry, you can add 1-2 more Tablespoons heavy cream. Press the ball into an 8-inch round disc. Using a sharp knife or a pastry scraper, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  4. Brush each scone with remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar for extra crunch.
  5. Place them on a plate or baking tray and refrigerate the scones for at least 15 minutes.
  6. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  7. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned on top. Take them out from the oven and cool for a few minutes before drizzling with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce.

Serve and enjoy these Apple Caramel Scones with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • I grate frozen butter using box grater as I find it easier to work with.
  • You can use a pastry cutter, two forks or your fingers in combining the flour until it becomes together like bread crumbs.
  • The dough is sticky but not too sticky. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it seems too dry, add 1-2 more Tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • You can brush scones with heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar before or after refrigerating them.
  • Keep scones at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerate them for 5 days.

Made this? Tag me on Facebook @asliceofkatenz and Instagram @asliceofkatenz and hashtag it #asliceofkate.

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which pay me a small commission for my referral at no extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting A Slice of Kate.

If you tried and loved this Apple Caramel Scones recipe, please leave a comment and a rating below! Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Cheese Scones

My kitchen smells like your typical bakery in the neighbourhood, those Cheese Scones are so good! American Scones (sounds like “cone”) or British Scones (pronounce as “skon”) whichever how you say it… they are both yummy, and that’s what’s important.

Today, I was busy in the kitchen making this and that. My kids were like ” Wow! You’re so bored Mum!” I probably was. By the way, these Cheese Scones are very popular British biscuit. I hope you could taste them. It is nice to be eaten with butter and jam or cheese.


Cheese Scones Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

50 grams (1/4 cup) butter, cut into tiny cubes

1 cup (100 grams) grated cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

How to Make Cheese Scones?

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C (425 degrees F).
  2. Using the sieve, sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the cubed butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Next, add in the baking powder and half of the cheese (the other half will be used to sprinkle later).
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, add milk then mix it quickly with a knife (or with your hands if you don’t mind) to form a soft dough.
  5. Lightly floured board, table or kitchen counter, tip the dough and pat or roll into a rectangle. Cut into your desired shapes (I used a round cookie cutter for this recipe) and sprinkle them with the remaining cheese.
  6. Place on a baking tray and cook for 12-15 minutes until the colour turns rich gold.

Serve and enjoy these Cheese Scones with family and friends!

Did you make these Cheese Scones? Please leave us a comment below.


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Blueberry Lemon Scones

Very easy Blueberry Lemon Scones recipe filled with of course… blueberries and drizzled with sweet and tangy lemon glaze.

These scones were done in 30 minutes. Seriously, I was supposed to make this the night before but I totally forgot and slept through the night. Or maybe I remembered it when I was awakened by the very loud noise from a motorcyclist who rushed down our street, then got back to sleep because it’s was so cozy that night.   

Anyway, so I needed to make something edible so my kids could have something in their lunch boxes. I gathered very basic ingredients that I need in making scones and voila, next thing I know it’s done. Plain and simple.   

The only tricky part I’ve encountered in making these scones is when I was trying to fold in the frozen blueberries and they just dove out of the dough like they have mind on their own. Other than that, it’s pretty simple.   

Not all scones are the same. Mind you, these scones I made are not flaky, crumbly or traditionally hard. This recipe looks like it’s hard on the outside but it’s really super soft in the inside. Just like how my kids and husband like it. Who likes hard bread anyway? We don’t.   I will definitely make this recipe again perhaps with dates next time, or plain cheese. Will see…


Blueberry Lemon Scones Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups flour

50 grams cold butter

3 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 cup milk plus 2 Tbsp for brushing

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ lemon, squeezed  

FOR ICING GLAZE:  

1 cup of icing sugar, sifted

2-3 Tbsp milk or lemon juice  

How to Make Blueberry Lemo Scones?

INSTRUCTIONS:    

1. Preheat oven to 220C. Adjust baking rack to the middle-low position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You could also use silicone mat.  

2. Put flour and cold butter in a large bowl. Using your hands, fork, or a pastry cutter, combine the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.  

3. Add baking powder and salt.  

4. Make a well and slowly pour in milk and lemon juice. Using a hook attachment or a rubber spatula, mix and toss the mixture until everything is moistened. It will look like wet dough. Slowly and gently fold in blueberries.  

5. In a floured surface, toss in the wet dough. Make a flat log, about 10-12 inch long. With your pastry cutter or knife, cut the dough in triangles. This recipe can make 10-12 scones.  

6. Place the scones on to the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart.  

7. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through. When done, remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.  

8. While cooling, make the glaze by adding icing and milk or lemon juice together. Whisk until it’s smooth.  

9. Drizzle glaze over scones before serving.  

Serve and enjoy these Blueberry Lemon Scones with family and friends!

Do you make these Blueberry Lemon Scones? Please leave us a comment below.


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Easy Cheese Scones

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C
2. Sift dry ingredients and then rub in butter until mixture is like breadcrumbs, then add cheese
3. Make a pit in the middle of the mixture and add milk mixing quickly
4. Turn out dough and knead lightly
5. Roll out until dough is 2cm thick and cut into 6
6. Place on greased tray and brush with milk and sprinkle with a little cheese
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes