Quick and Easy Scones

These Quick and Easy scones are so easy to make! You most probably have everything you need to make them in your cupboards already. So get baking and you could be eating these yummy scones in about 20 minutes.

quick and easy scones

I love afternoon tea! The little sandwiches, the tasty treats and the scones. An afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete without the scones! There are a few different ways to make them, buttermilk scones are delicious, but I love these because they are so easy and they are made with cupboard staples. If you are planning an afternoon tea you will also want the recipe for my Classic Victoria Sponge which you can find here.

quick and easy scones

If you were having a Devonshire cream tea, you would serve your scone with the cream on the bottom and jam on the top. However if you were to have a cornish cream tea it would be served jam then cream. Also, traditionally it would be served with clotted cream. Personally though, I prefer whipped double cream so that is what I’ve served mine with. You could of course just have jam and butter.

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However you decide to serve your scones they will be delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe, you will have to let me know what you think in the comments at the bottom of the page. And if you have enjoyed it, don’t forget to share it! You can find share buttons at the top and the bottom of the post. 

Lianne x

Quick and Easy Scones

Servings 6 scones


  • 300 g self raising flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 85 g butter cubed
  • 175 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • jam and double cream to serve
  • icing sugar to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200c fan oven. Add the flour into a large bowl with the salt and baking powder, then mix. Add the butter, then rub in with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Add the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, then set aside for a minute. Put a baking sheet in the oven to heat.
  3. Make a well in the dry mix, then pour in the milk mixture and combine it quickly with a cutlery knife. It will seem pretty wet at first but don't worry. Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Scatter more flour on top of the dough then fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother. Pat into a round about 4cm deep.
  4. Take a 6cm round cutter and dip it into some flour. Cut out 3 scones, don't twist the cutter as you cut the scones out, this can prevent them rising. Press what’s left of the dough back into a round to cut out another 3. Brush the tops with beaten egg, then carefully place onto the hot baking tray.
  5. Bake for 10 mins until risen and golden on the top. You can eat them warm or let them cool first. I served mine with strawberry jam and whipped double cream.

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  1. March 1, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I love scones, Lianne! I am so glad I discovered your recipe! Thanks a bunch for providing delicious treats!

    • Lianne
      March 2, 2017 / 6:49 am

      Thank you, I hope you enjoy them!

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