Grandma’s Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones

The best scones in the world all have one thing in common. They’re a little bit crispy crumbly on the outside, yet soft, light and fluffy on the inside. Whether you slather them in butter or serve them hot with fresh cream and jam, Grandma’s Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones are the best afternoon treat you could ever ask for.

Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones - A recipe for success every time! Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and so is our annual Mother’s Day catch up with family. Alongside my grandmother’s birthday and Christmas Day, Mother’s Day was one of the few times each year that the whole family would be together in the same place at the same time. 

When I was younger, this would mean a gathering of all our aunties, uncles and cousins at gran’s house for a feast of epic proportions.

There’d be party pies and sausage rolls crammed in the oven and gran’s famous pea and ham soup bubbling away in the crock pot. There’d be plates of snacks and salads from the aunties and uncles. 

And there’d be gran’s amazing homemade scones, by far my most favourite food in the entire world. 

Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones - A recipe for success every time! Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

I think it’s fairly safe to say that on my side of the family, my grandmother is the undisputed Queen of Scones.

The best part is that she LOVES baking them, so every time we head over for a visit, there’s a very good chance that the aroma of fresh homemade scones will greet us at the door before she will.

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Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones - A recipe for success every time! Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

On my Mondays off from work I’d always head around to gran’s place to catch up on the latest goss and help myself to some of her freshly made scones and a hot cup of tea.

A quick hug and a ‘how are you gran?’ then I’d be bee-lining to the kitchen to put the kettle on and devour my way through her latest batch.

Seriously. Even before the kettle had boiled, there I’d be. Face full of scone, flour all over my fingers, in gastronomical bliss.

In fact, gran was the very first person we visited on our sneaky return into the country, and even sent us on our way with a bag full of homemade scones to fill up our tums as we headed off to surprise the rest of our family.

So we thought it high time to jump in the kitchen and try our hand at baking a batch of our very own. 

Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones - A recipe for success every time! Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Grandma’s Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones

According to gran, all you need is a few scoops of flour, a big dollop of butter, and a splash of milk. Mix it all up, give it a knead, separate into portions and pop them into the oven. 

We’ve added the proper measurements in the recipe below, but I’m pretty sure gran never uses them. By now it’s all completely done by instinct. 

We also decided to make this recipe even easier by placing the dough in one huge circle on the baking tray then slicing into even pieces, just like a pizza. 

This method makes it super simple and no fuss to cook, which also incidentally means it’s that much quicker to go from basic ingredients to sconetastic.

Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones - A recipe for success every time! Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

To me, it’s not the full homemade scone experience unless it’s topped with strawberry jam and whipped cream (my favourite). Even better when assembled to look like some sort of scone-wich from heaven. 

Some like it even simpler with a quick swipe of butter, others with marmalade.

We’re even planning to try our next batch with a big scoop of chocolate mousse!

What’s your favourite way to eat scones? 

Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones - A recipe for success every time! Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

If you’re looking for more Mother’s Day inspiration, why not check out our Persimmon & Apple Oat Crumble Pie (way easier to make than it is to say), or even Tuesday’s recipe which was a batch of these Addictive Scrambled Pancakes

Sooooo what are you guys all getting your mums/moms/mothers/mamas for Mother’s Day?

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Grandma's Just Plain Easy Homemade Scones
 
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Perfect for the beginner baker, these simple scones are perfect when topped with fluffy whipped cream and a dollop of your fav jam.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • ½ tsp salt

Optional Toppings:
  • Blueberry jam
  • Whipped cream
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. Flick that electric oven on to 230 degrees celcius and get ready to make a batch of the best scones you've ever eaten.
  2. Grab a medium bowl and throw in the flour, sugar and salt.
  3. Roughly chop the butter, drop it in the bowl and dig in with your hands. You want to really mix the butter and flour together until you get a crumbly texture with no lumps. We'll be checking!
  4. Next, it's time for the bling. Get a butter knife and make a well in your mixture. Pour in the milk and start to 'cut' the flour in all directions like the awesome pro scone maker you are. The mixture will turn into a sticky dough ball.
  5. Next throw some flour in the air and onto a flat surface. Roll the ball of dough onto it and lightly knead into a flat 2 cm thick circle.
  6. Grab your tray, line with baking paper and throw the scone frisbee onto the tray.
  7. Brush the top with a teensy bit of milk for golden good times, before slicing into eight pieces like a pizza and popping it straight in the oven. Voila!
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve hot and burn your mouth trying to eat them with melted butter, or wait until they cool and slather with jam and whipped cream.

 

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12 Comments

  1. Wow these look irrestistible, will be giving these a go for sure. Simon

    • Wandercooks

      14/07/2016 at 4:11 pm

      Awesome to hear Simon – would love to know how you go! Enjoy, and don’t eat them too quick haha 🙂

  2. I love this recipe! I just finished making them, and they turned out awesome, if a little chewy (i probably kneaded them too much)

    • Wandercooks

      18/05/2016 at 9:53 pm

      Yay! That’s great Victoria, so glad you enjoyed them. In regard to the chewyness, it may indeed be from kneading it. We just used the knife to ‘cut’ through the mixture until it was combined before pressing it lightly into a ball, so it was almost not kneaded at all. Also, depending on your oven, try cooking them a liiiittle bit longer to see if that dries them out a bit more. Hope that helps for your next batch!

  3. I feel like everyone needs a great homemade scone recipe – and these look PERFECT!

  4. The dish is just filled with your grandma’s affection & blessings rather than the basic ingredients of which it has been made… Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!

    • Wandercooks

      29/04/2016 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Christina! You’ve made our day with such a lovely comment – it’s definitely the love that makes it taste that much better. 🙂

  5. Emma and I love scones! We made hundreds of them for our guests at our wedding as a canapé when everyone arrived (although I hated them a little after making 200 of them…)! We also made homemade jam to slather on top!

    But we have a HUGE bone of contention between the two of us – does it go jam then clotted cream, or clotted cream then jam?!? Emma doesn’t even butter the scone, which is quite clearly wrong.

    • Wandercooks

      29/04/2016 at 8:01 am

      Wow that’s a lot of scones, what a delicious idea for a wedding. 😀 Also homemade jam is so much better too – what flavour did you make?

      P.S. Sorry Emma, I think we’ll have to side with Martin on this one, at least when it come to the butter. In terms of order of deliciousness though? Can you believe we’ve only ever tried it jam first, then cream? Had never even imagined it going the other way!

      • We went fruit picking and made a whole bunch – strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, and a bodge of all of them as mixed berry!

        Haha I’m the cream first but I think that’s because you can get twice as much on the scone if it goes on first…. High five on the buttering! 😛

        • Wandercooks

          02/05/2016 at 9:03 am

          Wow that sounds like so much fun! Can’t get much fresher flavour than that can you!

          Well now we really must try the cream first shenanigans. Always keen if that means we can pack on extra hahah.

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