The Best Homemade Scone Recipe

Whenever I post about the scones we have at home, I get requests for the recipe, so here it is.

This recipe has been passed about for years, and when I recently got a copy of a Mary Berry cookbook, I see hers is the same.


  • 500ml flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 cup of buttermilk/maas/mabisi


Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until you have a light crumbly mixture and the butter is complete mixed through, no lumps. Gently fold in the buttermilk. I use a skewer to mix it in as I find it mixes better without squashing/overmixing. Once it is mixed, empty the dough onto a floured surface. Press it out lightly and gently, then cut into desired shapes, about 10-12.

Bake in an oven preheated to 220deg for 15 minutes till lightly golden.

Serve with butter, freshly whipped cream, and an assortment of jams or jellies and and a sprinkle of cheese. If you are really lucky, clotted cream is the jackpot.


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