Easy Scone Recipe for Beginners

February 20th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

The weather outside may be frightful, but these scones are so delightful! Simple and delicious, this easy scone recipe is great for beginners and uses ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen already.

While you can certainly make and enjoy these scones as is, this recipe lends itself well to flavor mixing. Use it as your base, then have fun playing around with different add-ins. We have a few listed below (the vanilla scones with vanilla bean glaze was a favorite around here!), but you can use whatever ingredients you prefer.

So if the cold winter winds have you reaching for everything comfy and cozy, grab a blanket and your favorite book and curl up with a plate of these warm and delicious scones.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare cookie pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir to combine. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In small bowl, whisk milk, 1 egg and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring to moisten.
  4. On well-floured surface, knead dough 5 to 10 times until it comes together. Shape into an 8 in. round (about 1 in. thick); cut into 8 wedges.
  5. Place wedges on prepared pan. In small bowl, whisk remaining egg and 1 tablespoon water together to make egg wash. Brush egg wash over scones and top with sparkling sugar.
  6. Bake 15 to 17 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely on cooling grid.

 

Mix it up with one of these delicious flavor combinations!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze:  Add 3/4 cup whole blueberries with liquid ingredients. Omit egg wash and sparkling sugar. To make glaze, whisk together 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest (about 1/2 lemon). Ice when fully cooled.

Chocolate Chip Scones with Coconut:  Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut and ½ teaspoon coconut extract with liquid ingredients.

Vanilla Scones with Vanilla Bean Glaze:  Split and scrape seeds out of 1 vanilla bean. Discard pod. Mix in half of seeds with liquid ingredients and reserve half for glaze. Omit egg wash and sparkling sugar. To make glaze, whisk together 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and remaining vanilla bean seeds. Ice when fully cooled.

Looking for something more on the savory side? These Herb and White Cheddar Scones feature dill and fresh chives for a scone that tastes great with a bowl of warm soup or a side of bacon. Or try something a little more adventurous with this Fig and Garam Masala Scone Recipe, made with the warm, slightly spicy flavors of India.

How do you fare in the game of scones? Tell us your favorite scone flavors in the comments below, or post a pic and tag us on Instagram @Wiltoncakes.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

3 Replies

  1. Gift says:

    You said two eggs separated but no direction on how the separated eggs was used.

  2. Kathy Waller says:

    I bought the Dessert Decorating Plus kit. Some where on a move I lost the screw on ring for the bottom
    of the tube. Is there a way I can order just the bottom screw on ring ?
    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

  3. Elaine says:

    The eggs are not separated, as in whites from yolks, they are divided, as in not used together. One is used in the batter and the other is used for the egg wash. I just made the blueberry version of these and they are wonderful. I hope this helps.

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