“Make Them Your Own” Scone Recipe

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It’s hard not to love a good, golden-crusted, buttery scone. But it sure is hard to find a decent base scone recipe that works every time! My sister passed along this recipe to me and it always comes out perfect. Best part? It’s extremely versatile.

This is a very basic and simple recipe. For today, I’m adding blueberries because they’re in season and I had plenty on hand. But, with a little imagination and your own taste buds, you can add just about anything including:

One of the things I love most about this recipe is that you can control how much sugar you want to add. For a sweet scone, add the full amount. For a savoury scone or if you just want to reduce your sugar intake, add less.

Here’s how you can quickly enjoy your very own scone creation.

Scone Recipe

Simple Base Scone Recipe

Simple Base Scone Recipe

This is a simple, delicious and basic base scone recipe that you can enjoy with any number of different additions. Today, we're using blueberries!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 18 Scones


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cups Sugar Add sugar to taste... more for a dessert scone, less for a savoury scone
  • 3 Tsps Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Butter, Cubed
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Your Choice! Today, I'm using blueberries.


  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together the ingredients with a fork or whisk to help aerate the flour and create a fluffier scone. I like to aerate after I've already measured out the ingredients.
    Add scone dry ingredients
  • Cube cold butter.
    Cube butter for scones
  • Cut in the butter using a hand-held pastry blender or your hands. I like using my hands to get the feel of it.
    Mix butter into scones
  • Ensure the flour mixture is grainy once it's all mixed. It's okay to have pea-sized bits visible.
    Scone mixture should be grainy
  • Beat egg in a small cup or bowl.
    Beat egg for scones
  • Add beaten egg and milk to the dry ingredients.
    Add scone wet ingredients
  • Stir with a fork to make a soft dough. Do not over-mix.
    Mix scone dough gently
  • Add your fruit or any other flavour you'd like.
    Add fav ingredient to your scones
  • Gently stir.
    Mix scones gently
  • Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scope, place on a greased baking sheet or use parchment paper.
    Scone drops using an ice cream scope
  • Ensure your drops are about 1 inch apart.
    Scone recipe drops
  • Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 15 minutes.
    Finished Scone Recipe

What’s your favourite scone combination? Let us know in the comments below!! Or, for another brunch or breakfast idea, check out our Easy Savoury French Toast Recipe.

Happy baking!

xoxo, Mary


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