Easy Scones Recipe

You only need one bowl for this Easy Scones Recipe! The secret to this homemade recipe is sour cream which makes light scones!  Serve these crumbly English soft scones with clotted cream, jam and tea!  You can add blueberry or raspberry to them to make them berry flavored! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy scones recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 215kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter chilled, cut up
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a food processor pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter, continue to pulse. Add sour cream and egg to food processor and continue to pulse until batter becomes coarse.
  • Remove the batter from food processor and place on floured surface. The batter will be very sticky - don't be alarmed! Pat it flat (gently) with your fingers to a 8 inch circle, around 3/4 inch thick. Cut the dough with a knife into triangle shaped scones. (Tip: Dipping a knife in flour will help you cut them without sticking) Place scones on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle a little bit of additional sugar on top of each one.
  • Bake for 16-17 minutes or until they are golden browned. Serve warm with jam, clotted cream and tea. Enjoy!


Calories: 215kcal