The best scone I’ve ever baked

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Seriously!Those are the simplest, tastier and better looking scones I’ve ever baked, and you all know my addiction to this wonderful English treats!
Sunday morning I woke up early and already annoyed and so what could I do better if not baking? And baking scones, what there is better in life then that??? Apart the obvious, ok… 😉

This recipe, with the due changes and personalizations, is from this month BBC Good Food.

125 g of wholewheat flour
100 g of flour
10 g f chemical yeast for cakes
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar
40 g of softened butter
150 ml of milk
100 g of minced dried apricot
1 egg yolk, beaten, to glaze

Preheat the oven at 180°C.
In a food processor, mix all the ingredients, in the given order, except the apricot and the egg yolk.
You’ll obtain a wet mix, bot do not worry. Add the apricots by hand, then, on a floured surface, lay down the dough 2 centimetres thick. This is the whole trick: the dough must be thick! I made some scones with a thinner dough and they came out quite ugly!

Cut it out with a glass or a cookie cutter.
Brush them with the beaten egg yolk, then cook them for 10 minutes in the hot oven.

Eat them warm, but they are still good even cold!

Enjoy them with some clotted cream and some jam!


  1. Megan

    I work in a scone shop and have to be there every Sunday morning (every morning for that matter) at 7 to make scones. It’s better than an office job, but…

  2. Meeta

    These really do sound fantastic and so easy. This is one English tradition I really do enjoy. Thanx for the recipe!

  3. Sara - Piperita

    @Megan: My post was ironic and for sure I didn’t want to ridiculed who’s doing this for work… I’ve worked in more then one professional kitchen and I know what you are speaking about!
    But keep up!!! It’s always worth it! And sure better than a office!!! 🙂

    @Meeta: free scones to the world! 😉

  4. Cheryl

    This is the 3rd scone I have seen today. I am just so happy. I could look at them for hours. I love the brown sugar in this recipe. I can imagine them being as good as you say. I must try.

  5. bembi

    i’ve never eaten a scone before.. i havent heard of it eighter! :)) this looks like an easy reciept, im gonna try it today! 🙂 thanks!

  6. Cynthia

    A good scone is such a delightful treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Patricia Scarpin

    These look fantastic, Sara – I haven’t made scones in months!

  8. gilly

    Hi Sara – so glad to hear that you’ve hit upon a great scone recipe! Everyone should have at least one… or two… or three…

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