World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.

World's Best Scones! From Scotland to the Savoy to the U.S.

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"My grandmother is Scottish and her family made GREAT scones.... In search of the best scone recipe in the world I have adapted their recipe with my own touches and with the famous scone recipe from the world renowned Savoy hotel in London. I now believe I have adapted the BEST SCONE RECIPE IN THE WORLD!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 247 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 238 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rubbing between your fingers until it is in pea sized lumps. Stir in the currants. Mix together 1/2 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, and stir gently until well blended. Overworking the dough results in terrible scones!
  3. With floured hands, pat scone dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across, depending on what size you want. Place onto a greased baking sheet, and flatten lightly. Let the scones barely touch each other. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Let them rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown, not deep brown. Break each scone apart, or slice in half. Serve with butter or clotted cream and a selection of jams - or even plain.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Scones can be reheated if not eaten promptly by wrapping in aluminum foil and heating in oven until heated through or split in half and toasted.

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Most helpful positive review

Hands down the best scones I have ever made. Better than my culinary school recipes. I reduced the b.p. by 1 tsp. The trick to scones is not to over mix the dough. After you "rub" the butter...

Most helpful critical review

This could be a very good recipe, if you did not use so much baking powder. I first tried this recipe, omitting all baking powder, but using self-rising flour instead. The scones turned our wo...

Hands down the best scones I have ever made. Better than my culinary school recipes. I reduced the b.p. by 1 tsp. The trick to scones is not to over mix the dough. After you "rub" the butter...

I made serveral batches of these for a holiday tea. I found that freezing the butter and grating it into the flour mixture was easier than using a pastry blender with soft butter and the result...

It's all in the texture and what you add to the final dough- maybe some mixed berries and white chocolate chunks! And after eggwashing the tops prior to baking try sprinkling a generous amount o...

These scones really ARE the best scones I've ever had, and I used to be a professional pastry chef. I made a few minor changes to adjust them to what I was looking for- I added vanilla, subst...

Truly delicious scones! Only my 2nd attempt to make them (first attempt was 20 years ago and not very successful). These turned out great but were not exactly like the submitted recipe. I had...

Wow! I just tried this recipe based on the rave reviews and it is by far the best scone recipe I have EVER had! (and I'm not just saying that because I baked them. :) ).... Restaurant or home, t...

Fantastic!! I got hooked on Starbuck's scones and these are better (and cheaper)!! I made this the first time exactly as the recipe said, wonderful, Secondtime I used orange essence dried cra...

This scones were the BEST! One reviewer commented not used to scones being "light and fluffy" like these. Lots of bad scones are hard and dense! I'm a beginner baker and my first scones usually ...

A little too sweet, which is why I didn't give them five stars. But a great basic recipe that's easy to adjust. I've used plain yogurt instead of the sour cream and buttermilk instead of the mil...