Fair Scones
  • Complexity: Medium
  • Srv: 8
  • Total Time: 45 min


  • 2½ C all-purpose flour
  • ½ C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 TBSP unsalted butter, frozen and thawed in the microwave till the sides give slightly when squeezed
  • 1 C milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt till combined. Using a grater with medium sized holes, grate the butter into the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, quickly cut the butter into the flour mixture until the largest pieces are the size of a pea and all the butter is evenly distributed.
  3. Pour milk into the center of the flour mixture and mix with a spoon to combine. As soon as the mixture begins to come together into a ball, dump it out onto a lightly floured countertop.
  4. Knead the dough once and turn the dough ¼ of a turn. Knead the dough again and turn ¼ of a turn. Continue 2 more times until the dough has made one complete circle and been kneaded 4 times.
  5. Separate the dough into 2 balls. With your hands, flatten each ball into a disc that is 1” high and approximately 8” in diameter. Cut the dough disc once horizontal and once vertically to make 4 triangles. Place the Repeat with the other ball of dough.
  6. Place all scones evenly apart on the baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Immediately remove scones from the baking sheet and serve warm with butter and jam.