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Video: How to Make Scones

Make classic Scottish scones from scratch. It's simple!

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Scones are remarkably quick and easy to make at home. In this video, Chef John shows you how to make classic Scottish scones with currants. This is an extremely simple recipe to make. You’ll learn the importance of cutting ice-cold butter into the flour. You’ll see when to add the currants and how to avoid over-mixing the batter. A quick egg wash, and they’re ready for the oven—all they need are about 15 minutes. Get the recipe for Chef John's Scones. Delicious with any kind of jam or marmalade you can think of, these scones are also excellent old-school style, served with clotted cream. See more Chef John videos >>

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Debi Remaley 
Dec. 22, 2014 9:22 am
clotted cream is wonderful on scones. you have to try it
Feb. 27, 2013 6:25 pm
Haven't tried making scones before, but will give it a shot.
Feb. 27, 2013 7:49 am
He makes it look easy.. love his videos
Feb. 11, 2013 9:27 am
We LOVE scones, but I don't make them nearly enough..great, informative video!
Feb. 7, 2013 5:32 am
Love this. Chef John makes it look so easy.
Jan. 29, 2013 8:50 pm
I am a huge scone fan. I have made practically every version I have found online. I have made these scones by Chef John (without the currents) and they are my favorite. My husband has sampled all of the ones that I have made before and really didn't care for them so I had to coax him to try these. He said they were the best 'biscuits' I have ever made and asked me to never bake any other ones but these. They are as Chef John said, delicious, even without the currents.
Jun. 15, 2012 6:03 am
Scones have been my latest obsession simply because they are so easy. I have never had them with currants, but like them with blueberry or even better, chocolate chips.
Jun. 10, 2012 7:35 am
Great video! I love scones and this recipe is a great base for whatever add-in's you like: dried cranberries, orange zest, mini-chocolate chips....
Apr. 17, 2012 10:19 pm
I love Chef John's videos. Always entertaining and informative!
Apr. 15, 2012 5:54 pm
This video is both hilarious and informative. Good job, Chef John!!
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