basic scones

What I love most about the internet is that you meet people in the weirdest forums. There is this scrabble game I play my phone called WordFued. Last week when I was playing at around lunch my opponent told me goodnight and from there we got to talking. Turned out she was from New Zealand, I told her I was in Kenya. Being me I just had to tell her about my blog and the next day I asked her to send me an easy Kiwi recipe and she sent me this scones. Thanks Silvia!!

They are might easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry at any given point. You can also add anything to them; bacon, chocolate chips, raisins, other dried fruits. I added about a cup of dried bacon bits to mine. They are best eaten fresh just when they cool down a bit.



Basic Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8


  1. 2 Cups Self raising Flour
  2. 3 Tea Spoons Sugar (Bit more if you bake sweet scones)
  3. 1 Tea Spoon Baking Powder
  4. Pinch of Salt
  5. 1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine
  6. 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  7. 1/2 Cup Milk
  8. 1 Table spoon White Vinegar
  9. 1 Egg
  10. (Raisins, Dates, Cheese, Bacon, chocolate chips etc Optional and use as desired)


Pre Heat oven to 200 degrees, put your baking sheet into the oven while pre heating.

Sift First 4 Ingredients into a Large Bowl. Add anything you want to use e.g. raisins etc to the dry flour mix

Add Butter to Hot Water to melt. Add the milk and vinegar to make 1 cup. Mix in the egg.

Form a well in the flour mixture and pour egg and wet mixture in the middle of the well. Using a knife only mix all the ingredients quickly ( the quicker the better)

The mixture will be a bit wet. Use 2 spoons to divide into approx. 8 scones to transfer to hot baking sheet.Bake 15 min


you can add chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruits, bacon bits etc

I added bacon bits to mine and they were lovely.

You can serve this plain or with jam (especially strawberry) butter or cream.


basic scones

Written by David Mwakodi
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          • Wangeci Wandere

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