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Basic Cream Scones
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5 from 3 votes

Basic Cream Scones

These Basic Cream Scones are so simple to pull together in a short time. They are the perfect canvas for clotted cream or butter and jam. They are wonderful for breakfast or tea time.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, European
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Trang



  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg + cream to make 1 cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream wash & topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder to a medium mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  • In a measuring cup, add egg and cream to fill one cup. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Fold with a spatula or wooden spoon until a wet dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board, fold it over itself a few times, and shape into a circle about 1” thick. Cut into 8 scones.
  • Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, brush the top and sides with extra cream, and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 19 - 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm with clotted cream or butter and jam.


Serving: 71g | Calories: 234kcal