Quick Scones


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Serves: 10-12

Category: Sweet snacks

Serves: 10-12


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1½ tablespoons polyunsaturated margarine
  • ¾ cup reduced fat milk


  • Christmas scones – add ½ cup fruit mince
  • Sultana scones – add ½ cup sultanas at step 3
  • Date scones – add 5 chopped dried dates at step 3
  • Cheese scones – add ½ cup grated reduced fat cheese and a pinch of paprika at step 3


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C, line baking tray with grease proof paper
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl
  3. Using your fingertips, rub margarine into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  4. Make a well in the centre, add milk. Mix with a flat-bladed knife
    until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more milk if required
    Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth
    Pat dough into a 2cm thick round. Using a 5cm (diameter)
    round cutter, cut out 12 rounds for large scones or use a 2.5cm
    cutter for 24 mini scones
    Place scones, just touching onto prepared baking tray
    Bake for 20 minutes for large scones 12 minutes for mini
    scones or until golden and well risen
    Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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