Recipe courtesy of Paul Hollywood

Scones

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (includes resting and cooling time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 15 scones
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment:
5 1/2-centimeter (about 2-inch) cutter
  1. Heat your oven to 220 degrees C (425 degrees F). Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, butter, sugar and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Rub the ingredients together to form a breadcrumb-like mixture. Add 2 eggs and turn the mixture gently to incorporate the ingredients. Add half the milk and keep turning the mixture to combine. Add the remaining milk a little at a time to form a soft dough.
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface. Use your hands to fold the dough in half and then turn 90 degrees and repeat. Do this a few times until the dough is smooth. (If you are making flavored scones, add the walnuts or raisins now.) Continue dusting the work surface with flour if the dough is sticking. Do not overwork the dough.
  4. Roll the dough to 2 1/2 centimeters (about 1 inch) thick. Using a 5 1/2-centimeter (about 2-inch) cutter dipped in flour, stamp out rounds and place them on the prepared trays. Try not to twist the cutter; just press down and then lift up and push out the dough. Re-roll any remaining dough and cut out more scones.
  5. Let the scones rest for a few minutes. Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg, being careful not to let the egg run down the sides.
  6. Bake until golden and well risen, about 15 minutes. Leave to cool and then split in half and enjoy with butter or clotted cream and jam.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Valentine's Day Cake Recipes

Want to bake something sweet for your loved one on Valentine's Day? These recipes – from chocolate to berry-filled and covered in …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.