• 8 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ sticks butter (¾ cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1¾ cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in medium mixing bowl.
  3. Cut butter into small cubes and add it to the flour mixture. With clean fingertips, rub the butter into the flour.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add to the flour-butter mixture to make a soft dough.
  5. Place mixture on a floured board. Knead lightly for 3 or 4 minutes.
  6. Roll out with a rolling pin to a thickness of about one inch.
  7. Cut dough into 3-inch circles, using a cookie or biscuit cutter.
  8. Place dough circles onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Serve, split in half, with berry jam.
Makes 18 to 20 scones.

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