(Basic) Scones for Beginners!

This was my first time making scones, and they turned out pretty well...except for "cutting the butter" part. You can let the butter be at room temperature, and just mix it in with your hands. At least now I know!

Recipe courtesy of moneysavingmom.com

You will need...

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup butter

1 egg, separated

3 tablespoons honey

⅓ cup buttermilk (of ⅓ cup milk mixed with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice)

Crumb topping (Can be adjusted to your liking)

-1-2 tablespoons sugar

-½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

  • Separate the egg white and yolk. Set the egg white aside

  • Mix egg yolk, honey, and buttermilk (or milk + lemon juice). Add to dry ingredients and stir until just combined

  • Form dough into a ball on a floured surface. If it’s too crumbly and doesn’t stick together, add a little more buttermilk. Roll or pat out to half an inch thick and eight inches in diameter. Cut into eight equally-sized pieces

  • Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Whisk the egg white until froth forms and brush on top of scones. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over egg-white-topped scones

  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes