Simple Sweet Scones

Alliteration aside, these scones are perfect to serve on your breakfast table or as an afternoon treat. They are easy to make and in all likelihood you have the ingredients on hand in your pantry and fridge. Start-to-finish you could have freshly baked scones on the table in about 30 minutes.

Scones on cake stand with blueberry jam

Depending on where you are, the word “scone” will evoke something different. In the UK you may think of a scone as a round, fluted baked good served for afternoon tea. In the U.S. you may think of a scone as something heavier and more substantial; a triangular shaped baked good, laden with fruit or chocolate, often glazed, and picked up at a coffee shop or bakery for breakfast. This recipe is very much in the style of the former, but in the shape of the latter.

Scones on cooling rack

This scone recipe has been in my repertoire for as long as I can remember but I don’t remember its origin. I made it so often it got to the point that I didn't need to view the recipe, I had the quantities and ingredients memorized.

Tea and scones

As they are, these scones are lovely but if you felt so inclined you could add currants or other small dried fruit - blueberries would be nice. But in reality all they need are the simple embellishments of butter, jam, or softly whipped cream. They also make a wonderful base for strawberry shortcake in the summer.

Scones with cream and jam


  1. This has been my go to scone recipe for years, thanks to She’s Almost Always Hungry! It is so easy to make and fills the kitchen with scrumptious smells in the morning.

    1. Thank you! It's definitely one of my all time favorite recipes.


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