Scones are awesome. Light and fluffy insides. Crunchy golden tops. Served warm. Dripping in Butter. OMG currently drooling. So YUM!
But, thanks to the gazillion scone recipes on the world wide web. Scones.
Well scones, got complicated…
Add lemonade. No buttermilk. The secret ingredient is unicorn dust with a pinch of glitter. Okay, so I made that last one up. But, you get the picture?
But people. I have good news! Delicious buttery scones don’t need to be complicated.
These beauties? Just 3 simple ingredients. – self raising flour, butter and milk. They’re light and fluffy, but crunchy where they need to be. Totally sugar free. Amazingly easy. And best of all. Incredibly delicious!!
It was the way my Mum always made them. And Mums *always* knows best, right?
Save this one for later guys. Because it is the only simple scone recipe that you’ll ever need. And, if you try them out, I’d love to know what you think.Print
Light and fluffy insides. Crunchy golden tops. This 3 ingredient super simple scone recipe is the only scone recipe you will ever need
- 3 cups of self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Place the flour and butter in a mixing bowl and then use your fingertips to rub the flour and butter together until the mixture forms fine breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add 1 cup of milk. Mix until the mixture forms a soft dough, adding an extra dash of milk if the mixture is dry.
- Lightly flour your bench top. Transfer the dough to the floured surface and knead until smooth. Pat the dough down with the palm of your hand until it’s about 2cm thick. Use a round cutter or a glass to cut out scones. If there is dough leftover, pull it together and repeat the process. You should end up with 15 scones.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the scones have risen and the tops are golden. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm.
- Scones are traditionally served with jam and cream. If you’re looking for a sugar free alternative try making chia jam. It’s so easy and totally delicious. The recipe I use is from Ali at Gimme Some Oven. I prefer fructose free sweeteners, so I switch out the honey/maple syrup for rice malt syrup.
- Pimp yo’ scones. Try adding cheese and herbs for a tasty savoury snack, or something sweet like dried fruit or even chocolate for a sneaky treat.
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