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Butter Scones Recipe | The Easiest and Best Eggless Scones Ever

Eggless Butter Scones recipe with just 5 ingredients.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Continental
Servings 12 nos


  • All purpose flour – 1+1/2 cups
  • Baking powder – 3 tsp
  • Castor sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Milk – 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Salt – 1 pinch


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, castor sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add softened butter to the flour and rub into the flour with your finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk first and mix to form a soft dough. Add more milk only if needed. Do not knead.
  • On a greased tray, place the dough and pat into an 8” circle of 1 to 1-1/2 inch thickness just like a pizza.
  • Make an impression with a blunt knife across the circle so that you can easily take off the scones after baking.
  • You can also cut the dough with cookie cutters and transfer to the baking tray if you want to portion control.
  • Preheat the oven at 220 C (425 F) and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the tray and cover with a towel and let it completely cool down.
  • If you want the scones to be crisp do not close with the towel.
  • Store in an air tight container and serve with jam or clotted cream.