How to Make the BEST Scones | My Miaou

How to Make the BEST Scones

Flakey, buttery scones are totally my jam. Whip these up in 15 minutes. They are perfect for weekend brunch and Mother's Day!

Prep Time 6 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author mymiaou


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter chilled
  • 300 ml whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper 

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

  3. Cut the butter into small chunks and rub the butter into the flour (or you can use a pastry cutter) until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and vanilla.

  5. Create a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. With a fork, gently mix the flour into the wet ingredients until the dough comes together.

  6. Pour it out onto a lightly floured surface and pat the dough together until it's one cohesive ball.

    I like to wrap it in plastic and let it chill in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.

  7. After you rest the dough, roll it out about 1 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into circles, squares or triangles, whatever your heart desires.

  8. Brush with egg wash and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the scones have risen and are beautifully golden brown on the outside.

    Serve immediately! :)