Breakfast Recipes

Simple scones

By on 10.11.12

I was craving scones for a long time, for months.. or years. I don’t know why I have not made them earlier?! They are so damn easy. I always thought they were difficult, like croissant difficulty. So recently around midnight, I just wanted to eat them so badly. I looked for recipes online and found one that had been made by over 600 people. I decided that I was going to make them the next morning. And I did.

The first time I ate scones was in USA I think, I’m really not sure as it was so long ago. I remember we took a package of scones mix home, you only had to add some water! Back then it seemed like the only way to make scones, now the only-add-water-scones-mix sound rather dodgy than yummy to me. haha.

I ate the scones with my favorite jam, which is Bonne Mamam strawberry jam.


Simple scones
  • 200g cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 50g cold unsalted butter
  • 100ml cold milk
  1. Combine cake flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl and cool in the fridge for half an hour (or longer).
  2. Cut the butter in smal pieces and add to the bowl with dry ingredients.
  3. With your fingers, combine the butter and flour mixture until crumbs develop.
  4. Add the milk little by little and mix in, you can use a spatula/spoon for this as it will be sticky.
  5. Preheat oven to 190°C / 375 °F.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and leave in the refrigerator for an hour.
  7. Roll the dough 2.5cm / one inch thick and cut out ten circles with 5cm / 2inch diameter.
  8. Place the scones on a baking tray and brush milk on the tops.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

recipe source [cookpad]

Gail Ho
Mahé, Seychelles

Hello! My name is Gail, I'm a pastry chef currently working in Seychelles. I've studied industrial design engineering and the french art of pâtisserie in Paris. I've been working in Amsterdam, Paris, Biarritz and now in Seychelles.