Scones Source: Michael Zappa

I've heard tell that if a British person shouts at the sky for scones, they will fall like manna from the heavens. I'm not sure what the secret is, because I've only seen rain falling from the sky in Britain. Lots and lots of rain.


  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Source: All Recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the first four ingredients. Add the butter and cut it in until it has the consistency of course crumbs. The easiest way to do this is with a pastry blender, but if you don’t have one you can use a pair of knives or a fork.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg and mix in the milk. Stir it in to the dry ingredients just until moistened. Knead briefly. (You can just knead it in the bowl.) The dough will be really sticky and stick to your hands. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and pat into rounds about ½ inch thick. Space widely on a cookie sheet. (They will spread some, and you can see that I clearly had a problem with my inability to space things.)
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and honey.