February 5, 2013

Margot's Prizewinning Scones

Sometimes I feel like giving up on scones. I put the call out for a reliably good Aussie scone recipe and Kylie responded. Here's the recipe and a thumbs up from me. The only thing - Kylie fervently recommends eating them with double cream! You choose your peril.

Margot's Prize Winning Scones

3 cups sifted SR flour
1cup cream
1cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

  • mix ingredients together with a knife and turn onto a floured board.
  • bring dough together, do not overwork, roll out to 3/4" thickness; cut scones.
  • bake in oven gas 190-200 degrees for 20mins or fan forced 180 degrees.
  • makes about 15 scones. Scones will last for 3 days.
  • these scones freeze well. Put in microwave for 15-20 secs (like new again).
I served mine with freshly whipped cream and mulberry and lime jelly. Nicka and Sam thought they were divine. Several hours later and they still remained soft and light. 

The quote of the week for me comes from Kate who recently commented on High Time for High Tea with this delightful saying:

 "But as we all know....Scones are mainly a delivery vehicle for good jam and cream!!!" 

Spot on.



  1. That is so exciting Mariana!! Yay! Love Kates quote. Thanks for posting the recipe and believing in me enough to try the recipe too.

    1. Oh it was my pleasure to give them a go Kylie - scones are not my thing and like everyone on this earth, Life is a continual journey of learning. Thanks for sharing and teaching me a new recipe dear. You're a smart girl - why wouldn't I believe in you! I wonder what other secret recipes you have hidden away - hehe. Mariana xxxxxx

  2. scones made with cream are the best! I started doing them that way 2 years ago and will never ever rub butter again.

  3. Well I never would of guessed that Brydie. I always had this 'thing' about there being an overload of cream both in and on the scone - as if somehow butter is better. Isn't the mind a funny thing? Mariana xxx

  4. Scones are great when made right. When I have tried they resemble little rocks. Great with clotted cream too. Hope you are having a good week.

    1. I think everyone at one time or another has had the 'little rocks' experience Carole. It's all part of our journey to learning and improvement I guess.

  5. Mariana they look good. I have only ever made scones with butter. You learn something every day!!