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Sweet English Scones

This English Scones recipe is sweet, buttery and so versatile. Serve for breakfast, as a snack or for dessert. Try this easy recipe today!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword english scones, english scones recipe, scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 304kcal
Author Lauren's Latest



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, measure out all dry ingredients and shortening. Pulse until the shortening is dispersed evenly in tiny little chunks. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, vanilla, and heavy cream together. Pour into dry ingredients and pulse until the dough starts to form.
  • Dump the dough onto a floured work surface and work the dough until it comes together in a ball. Roll out to be 1 inch thick. Cut into 3-inch circles and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush with cream and sprinkle with more sugar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly golden. Serve warm with ridiculous amounts of butter. And I guess jam if you're feeling up to it.


Rising. Use fresh baking powder. Don't overmix. Measure your flour carefully.
Storing. Any leftover English Scones can be stored at room temperature, for 4 days or in the fridge, for 2 weeks. Make sure to store covered or in an airtight container to preserve freshness.
Reheat in the microwave, toaster, toaster oven, or oven! Or enjoy at room temperature.
Freezing Baked. Bake scones as directed and cool. Freeze in an airtight bag or container for up to 4 months. To thaw, transfer the scones to the counter for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Either warm in the microwave or in the oven, then enjoy!
Freezing Unbaked. Once you are done cutting the dough into wedges or circles, freeze on a plate or baking sheet for at least an hour. Then transfer to an airtight bag or container and freeze for up to 4 months. To bake, either bake from frozen, adding a few minutes to the baking time or thaw overnight and bake as normal.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg