Simple Scones

Serves: 12
Ready In: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

1/2 cup cold milk

1 cold egg

1 tsp pure vanilla

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400F.
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder; cut in cold butter using pastry cutter or two knives. I like to use my fingers to press any larger pieces that were missed. You can also do this in your food processor by pulsing a few times.
You may want to place in fridge or freezer to firm up the butter if it has softened or until you are ready to mix….this will give you a flakier scone!

In medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg and vanilla.

Make a well in the centre of flour mixture, pour in milk mixture and gently stir with a fork until crumbly mixture forms.

Turn the shaggy dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form a large rectangle pressing with your hands until the dough stays together but try not to over work it. Feel free to add more flour if your dough is sticky.

Cut the dough into 12 equal sized shapes and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Transfer to large parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until golden on bottom and nicely puffed up. Depending on your oven you may need a couple more minutes.