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How To Make Perfect Scones in Four Steps

 We all know I have a love for scones. I love savoury ones, I love sweet ones, I love misshapen ones, they all have my heart. Nothing beats a tea and scone in the afternoon as a delightful pick-me-up.

After making scones for so many years, I have finally mastered my method of making perfect scones every time, and by perfect I mean getting the scones sized evenly so that they bake up at the same time.

The method I am going to show you is simply the easiest way ever to ensure you have perfect scones for your oven!

First, take your entire batch of dough and shape it into a log.

Entire batch of dough shaped it into a log

 Second, divide the log according to what the yield is. A twelve scone yield recipe should be split into two. An eighteen scone recipe (like all of mine are) should be split into three.

Make sure all the pieces are the same amount of dough.

log shaped dough divided into three parts

Flatten each piece by turning it onto it’s side then smooshing it down with the palm of your hand, into six inch disks like shown below.

Make sure each disk is relatively the same thickness from the outside edge to the middle, do not make thin edges. This will ensure that the scones are the same thickness for baking.

flattened pieces of dough

Cut each disk into six evenly sized pieces.

disc shaped dough cut into six evenly sized pieces

Voila! Scones that are all the same size and will bake up perfectly together!

pizza shaped small dough in baking sheet ready for baking

Now, if you are a smart cookie, you will have noticed that these look like new scones that I have been making.

Oh yes indeed, I got my baking evil on and was baking up a delectable new scones recipe.

To make things even better, the recipe tomorrow is going to have a fabulous giveaway with it!

Stay tuned and stop by again tomorrow to see what recipe this is and to have your chance to win a great prize!



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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Margaret Triano says

    The raisin scones are delicious but how long do you bake them for

  2. Barbara Kurz says

    Tried to print your direction on making the perfect scone, but have a very difficult time not getting all the pics and captions taken out. Help!

  3. Roxane Woods says

    So excited to try scones for my first time. Wish me luck!

  4. Bobbi says

    Hi Karlynn: I am new to your website having just discovered it today. My eye was caught by your scones and the four easy steps to make them. I am really anxious to try this recipe except it’s here there was no recipe given can you send or re-print the recipe so that I can try making the scones thank you very much. Bobbi

    • ML says

      Bobbi, try scrolling down all the way to the bottom of the post. It should be there.

      • LINDA MILLEY says

        tried scrolling to the end .. no recipe ingredients/instructions for the blueberry scones 😯

  5. Chantel Marie says

    My favorite is white chocolate raspberry but they never turn out

  6. Donna Andrus says

    FABULOUS! Hey Ms. Magpie, I am flying to Edmonton this weekend for a Course….staying 3 nights at Chateau La Combe! 😉

  7. porchandtable says

    KitchenMagpie mastering scones is something every one needs to know. It’s a great “company’s coming for brunch, what can I make” option!

  8. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Do! I rarely buy them anymore, home made are better!

  9. Melanie says

    mmmm… Cherry… And if they’re baked they won’t kill me!!! Yay! I think I have a few cherries left in my fridge… will save them for tomorrow’s recipe by hiding them behind the pickles (no one ever suspects the pickle jar)

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Melanie Oh right! These made your tongue tingle! Cook them first or something!

  10. Sheryl L McDonald says

    I love scones but I’ve never made them. Most definitely going to try this! Thanks!

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Sheryl L McDonald No problem! It makes scone baking so much easier!

  11. ACanadianFoodie says

    Love chunks of cherries in anything – WOW – and yummy…. still waiting for that Canadian Hero post… 


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