Easy 4 Ingredient Scones Recipe

Easy 4 ingredient scones recipe

How do you make fluffy delicious 4 ingredient scones from scratch? The key to a light textured scone is a light touch. To rub in, lift the mixture to get some air into it, and as soon as it is of the right consistency, stop. But don’t panic if you’re a newbie to baking scones.

Quick and easy.

This quick and easy 4 ingredient scone recipe is a British dessert classic. Simple to share, and super easy to rustle up for any celebration, even one fit for a Queen this Jubilee. Once you have mastered how to make these deliciously moreish scones, simply top them with a generous dollop of delicious strawberry jam and clotted cream. 

But the question remains….

What goes on scones first, jam or cream? We think you put jam on first and then a thick layer of cream. Let us know in the reviews which is your favourite way to eat your scones.

Easy 4 ingredient scones recipe

Easy 4 Ingredient Scones Recipe

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…Question is, what goes on first, jam or cream? Let us know is the reviews.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 148 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 6). Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Rub the butter into the flour, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and salt.
  • Make a well in the centre of the mix and stir in the milk. Stir until the mixture is even and the dough comes together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a rough circle about 3 – 4 cm thick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush all over with milk and score into 8 rough portions.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold plain or with jam and cream.


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 182IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Clotted Cream, Cream, Jam, Tea
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