Easy and Quick Recipe for Scones

This post is sponsored by Royal Baking Powder because they want you to make the best scones every time. 😉

This recipe is so easy that I ended up baking while watching the Royal wedding this past weekend with a baby on my hip. And no, I didn’t miss the important parts.

Kitana loves baking so she looks for every opportunity to help me create something delicious when she is at home. She says she wants to be a Chef when she grows up so of course, she has to start practicing now already. 😉

Easy and Quick Recipe for Scones:


  • 500ml (2 cups) cake flour
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) Royal Baking Powder
  • 2ml (1/4 tsp) salt
  • 80g butter or margarine
  • about 200ml (3/4 cup) milk (or half milk and half water)
  • 1 beaten egg and 15ml (1 Tbsp) milk for glazing


1. Sift flour, Royal Baking Powder, and salt together.

2. Rub in butter with fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3. Add milk gradually to dry ingredients and mix lightly to a soft dough.

4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and press to a thickness of about 2cm.

5. Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter, about 7cm in diameter.

6. Place on a greased baking tray with a little space for spreading and brush with egg and milk.

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 2000C for about 20 minutes.

8. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

9. Serve with jam and cream or cheese.


Rich tea scones:

Add 45ml (3 Tbsp) castor sugar to dry ingredients.

Substitute 200ml (3/4 cup) milk with 125ml (1/2 cup) milk and 1 beaten egg.

Pineapple fingers:

Use the recipe for rich tea scones.

Reduce milk to about 100ml, and substitute butter with 80ml (1/3 cup) cooking oil.

Add 125g finely chopped glacé pineapple.

Roll out dough to a rectangular shape of about 18 x 28cm.

Cut 1cm incisions in dough, marking 20 rectangular fingers.

Brush with egg and milk.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Don’t forget to take a picture of your delicious scones and share it on the Royal Baking Powder on Facebook @RoyalBakingPowderSA and use the #GetItRighwithRoyal


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