Easy fluffy scones

Easy fluffy scones

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 9

These are the business - light but with a nice crusty outside

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
233
protein
5g
carbs
36g
fat
9g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
9g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 150g pot natural full-fat yogurt
  • 4 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk, to glaze

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Method

  1. Put a baking sheet in the oven at 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour, salt and baking powder into a food processor, then whizz in the butter until it disappears. Pulse in the sugar, tip into a large bowl, then make a well in the middle.
  2. Warm the yogurt, milk and vanilla together in the microwave for 1 min or in a pan; it should be hot and may well go a bit lumpy-looking. Tip into the bowl and quickly work into the flour mix using a cutlery knife. As soon as it’s all in, stop.
  3. Tip the dough onto a floured surface, then, with floured hands, fold the dough over a few times – just enough to create a smoothish dough. Press out to about 4cm/1½in thick, dip a 7cm cutter into more flour, then stamp out 4 rounds, flouring the cutter each time. Squash the remainder lightly together, then repeat until the dough is used up. Brush tops with egg wash, scatter flour over the hot sheet, then lift the scones on. Bake for 12 mins until risen and golden. Best eaten just-warm, or on the day.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009

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vrog's picture
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Best ever scones ;)

Tiffycakes's picture

I made these dairy free and they tasted perfect, replaced butter with pure sunflower and used alpro yogurt and milk.

Sarah15021971's picture

Brilliant, so easy. Used low fat yoghurt and semi skimmed milk and stork and halved sugar. Still gorgeous

carol0170's picture

Very tasty. I made these for my mum who has type 2 diabetes, so changed the flour to wholegrain spelt, xylitol instead of castor sugar and pure sunflower spread in place of the butter. They still came out okay, (a bit splayed out once cooked), but taste divine! Thanks for this recipe - the yoghurt and whole milk to replace buttermilk was just the ticket!

Ritareet's picture
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Great recipe! I used ordinary castor sugar instead of golden and blended the dry ingredients using an electric beater as I don't have a food processor and it turned out as described. Crunchy outer, soft inner. Dough was very easy to work with.

the real soup dragon's picture

My daughter made these and we had them with some Devon clotted cream, it was heavenly! The scones were just perfect, exactly how I like them, crunchy on the outside, and they seemed quite easy to make. Will use this recipe in future.

gulimkosh's picture

Best scones ever! You can choose different flavour yoghurts for variations! I tried scones of different recipes and they came out as cookies but this are really fluffy!

beverleyoshea's picture

This was my first attempt and found this recipe very easy to understand and will be a firm favourite in my household. I used creme fraiche instead of yoghurt and they turned out beautifully.

jtrumper's picture

Made these today and turned out perfectly. Definitely a recipe to be saved.

orlamcdermott's picture
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Fabulously light and fluffy, I even managed to forget the baking powder and they were still fantastic. I also used no-fat yoghurt & low-fat milk (all I had at the time) and they rose & tasted great.

banoffeepie's picture

I have made these today and they are amazingly light and fluffy as the titles states! Beautiful dough to work with. I'll never make them any other way.

ruthwilliamson's picture
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These are the best and easiest scones in the world to make. Can't recommend highly enough

siamesesal's picture
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The best scones I've ever made without doubt

ashleighhargrave's picture
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Thought this recipe was great, I made the scones without any sugar and tripled the ingredients to make a batch of 12 and enough for more tomorrow. Surprised how quick and easy it was. I also used extra yogurt rather than the milk as described as I had a large tub that needed using up. Served them to hungry family straight from the oven with plum jam and they were a big hit!

adamplaya's picture
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Easy to make and went down a treat

ginettep's picture
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Thank you for the recipe. I've just tried it out and the scones have turned out fabulously, nothing like the usual bullets! I didn't have any yoghourt so I substituted it with creme fraiche and since I have a sweet tooth I added some currants as well. The result is light, fluffy and simply delicious.

richardhanney's picture
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Brilliant! Very easy to make and very tasty.

georginastevens's picture
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I never rate/review recipes but thought this deserved a special mention. Made these as part of a mothers day afternoon tea. They took no time/effort at all to make and were beautifully soft with a perfect crunchy outside. I used raisins as i had run out of sultanas and they were lovely. Other recipes I have tried turned out hard/dry. This recipe is perfect. Top marks.

kitchenqueen3's picture
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So good.....quick to make; light & fluffy....soon gone! Used almond essence as I'd run out of vanilla. Will always use this recipe.

poppy71138's picture

I can't seem to find a reliable recipe for wholemeal scones, possibly with sultanas. Can anybody help please?

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