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basic scones

Basic Scones

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Scones

I love scones. They are a beautiful afternoon tea treat and I can never get enough of them. I was only introduced to these beautifully fluffy and tasty snacks when I first came to the UK and Jesse mentioned scones with clotted cream and jam to me. I didn't even know what clotted cream was so he took me to a cafe, ordered some for me and I was sold in seconds. These basic scones are a super simple Thermomix recipe that you can prepare in minutes. There is no need for fancy ingredients and you can adapt this basic recipe to include raisins, chocolate chips, lemon or any other additions you like. 


  • 350 g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 level Tbsp baking powder
  • 85 g unsalted butter in small pieces
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • 175 g whole milk or buttermilk
  • 10 g lemon juice
  • 1 large egg for glazing


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C / 200C Fan / Gas Mark 8. Line a large rectangular tray with greaseproof paper and set aside. 

  2. Place the flour, salt, baking powder, butter, caster sugar, milk and lemon juice in the mixing bowl. Combine 20 Sec. / Speed 6

  3. Transfer the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and roll out without working the dough too much to about 4cm thickness. Using a 5cm round cookie cutter dipped in flour to cut out the scones. Place each on the prepared tray. 

  4. Beat the egg in a small bowl with a fork and, using a pastry brush, glaze each scone. Then bake for 10 minutes until risen and golden brown. Remove and leave to cool a little before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Basic Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 42mg4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Marie on April 10, 2019 at 1:18 am

    It all looks so easy & inspiring. I have had a TM31 for some years, but I don’t use it enough, but I will have a go asap. It does look as though Sophia eats a good deal, but I guess it is only for the videos!!! I used to make bread in the Thermo but I haven’t now for a year or two. Will have to get onto it. I have 5 daughters and they all have TM31 or TM5 or ( TM6 coming soon) and 3 married granddaughters have them. Some of them use them numerous times a day. One daughter is a Thermo Consultant, so I must keep going with mine. Thank you for your emails & videos.

    • Sophia H Sophia H on April 15, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Marie 🙂 Actually, I am a notorious feeder so enjoy giving food to people more than anything 🙂 xx

  2. Margaret Logan on May 4, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I tried these yesterday for the first time and really enjoyed them. They were lovely and light. When adding things like sultanas would you put them in straight away. I wondered if it would chop the fruit. Also to make them into cheese scones when would you add the cheese? Often if cheese is chopped too small I’ve found that scones don’t taste very cheesy. Thank you.

    • Sophia H Sophia H on May 13, 2019 at 7:45 am

      I am so glad that you liked them. I would put them straight in and not chop the fruit. For cheese I would add it at the beginning. I would recommend a hard, strong cheese like pecorino or gruyere 🙂

  3. Kels on May 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Wow! Amazing ‘fluffier than fluff’ scones in 10 minutes. My kids and their friends have just devoured them, how have I not made these before?? Thanks for another fabulous recipe Sophia.

  4. Anna J Anna J on May 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Sophia,
    I love scones as well. Do you have a “healthier” or “less carb ness” scone recipe?
    Thanks and take care.

    • Sophia H Sophia H on May 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      Not yet but great suggestion:) x

  5. Andrea on August 4, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Can‘t wait to try the scones!!! But, Sophia, would you also happen to have a receipe for the clotted cream? It‘s a little complicated to get it here in Germany, and I would love to make it myself. Thanks much!!!

    • Sophia H Sophia H on August 5, 2019 at 9:03 am

      I’ll work on it 🙂

  6. Francisca Silva on August 16, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Sophie I can’t thank you enough for this recipe! I’ve baked the scones for work and everyone enjoyed them!! A success!! 😉 They are tasty, fluffy inside and a little bit of crunchiness on the outside. Simply delicious 😋

  7. Francisca Silva on August 16, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Sophie I can’t thank you enough for this recipe! I’ve baked the scones for work and everyone enjoyed them!! A success!! 😉 They are tasty, fluffy inside and a little bit of crunchiness on the outside. Simply delicious 😋 Definitely to repeat.

  8. Soraya on January 16, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Hi Sophia,

    New to TM here! If I would like to double the quantity, should I just double the recipe or make the dough twice?

    • Sophia H Sophia H on February 9, 2020 at 8:28 am

      I would make the dough twice.

  9. Sherry on February 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Hi Sophia, I just made this recipe and they are divine! Thank you!

  10. Aimee on March 20, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Hi Sophia,

    I tried making this and the scones came out a bit too moist in the middle. Did I not put them in the oven Long enough or was it because I substituted this with Low fat milk? They were in there for 13 minutes. Thank you!

    • Sophia H Sophia H on March 23, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      I’d say put them in a little longer next time. x

  11. Anna Jourdan on April 6, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Sophia,
    I hope you are well and safe.
    Would you have a “healthier” recipe for scones? Using wholemeal flou or almond and coconut flour…
    I would love to have a recipe that I could have scones more often as I love it!!!
    Anna x

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