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basic scones

Basic Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Scones
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Sophia

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. 

Recipe Video

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%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.