Ellen’s Plain Scones Recipe

Ellen’s Plain Scones Recipe make a great additional to any afternoon tea party.  This scone recipe is very quick and easy to make and so very delicious.

Ellen’s Plain Scones Recipe, by Ellen Easton 2020 – All Rights Reserved.  Check out more of Ellen Easton’s Tea Travels™ articles and recipes.

Plain Scones

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Ellen's Plain Scones Recipe:
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Ellen's Plain Scones Recipe
Servings: 24 scones
Plain Scones:
Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons cinnamon, to taste
Alternative Ingredients To Taste:
  • Golden raisins
  • Ground ginger and butterscotch morsel bits
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Flavored extracts
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried fruits
  • Herbs and spices
Plain Scones Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.

  3. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut the cold butter into flour mixture until particles are the size of small peas.  Fold in your Alternative Ingredients of choice to the flour mixture.

  4. Add half and half cream and vanilla extract to the mixture and blend until dough forms.  DO NOT over mix the dough.

  5. With floured hands, pat dough to a 1-inch thickness onto a floured board.  With a floured cutter of your desired shape, cut out and place 1-inch apart on a parchment paper lined or a lightly-greased and floured baking sheet. 

  6. Lightly brush the top of the scones a little of the half and half Scone Wash Cream.  Sprinkle some cinnamon-sugar on top of each scone to taste.

  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly golden brown.  Baking time will vary according to the size of your scone.

  8. Scones are best served warm.

  9. Yields: 24 scones.

Cinnamon Sugar Instructions:
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.  If more Cinnamon/Sugar is needed, repeat if needed. 

Source:  Photo by Ellen Easton 2007 – All Rights Reserved Mints and Sugars – By Reva Paul 2007 – All Rights Reserved.

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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Ellen’s Plain Scones Recipe”

  1. Mila

    Again, there is no mention of how think the dough is… Help!


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