These Simple Fruit Scones Only Take 30 Minutes To Make


Not only are scones a classic, they’re also surprisingly simple to make, with a short baking time which is great for impatient bakers! You can leave out the sultanas (or try other chopped dried fruit) if you prefer, and serve plain, with butter, or with cream and jam. A perfect tea-time treat.

Here’s a great recipe for simple fruit scones, for you to make at home:

Makes 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes


  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g very cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 120ml milk, plus extra for brushing
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 50g sultanas


  1. Preheat the oven to 220˚C/200˚C fan/gas mark 7. Brush a baking tray with some melted butter to grease it.

  2. Measure out the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub it together with the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and sultanas.

  3. Add the milk to the mixture and stir everything together. Knead the mixture together with your hands or a mixer with a dough hook attachment, until you have formed a stiff dough.

  4. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough gently until it is 2cm thick. Cut out shapes with round or heart-shaped pastry cutters, dipped in flour. If you don’t have any, try using a plastic cup turned upside down, or simply cut into circles or wedges by hand.

  5. Put the scones on a baking tray and brush them with milk. Put them in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden. Carefully transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Per serving: 171kcals, 5.7g fat (3.4g saturated), 26.5g carbs, 4.9g sugars, 3.5g protein, 0.8g fibre, 0.063g sodium.

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