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.
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.
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.
Cut each disk into six evenly sized pieces.
Voila! Scones that are all the same size and will bake up perfectly together!
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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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!
Roxane Woods says
So excited to try scones for my first time. Wish me luck!
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
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 😯
Chantel Marie says
My favorite is white chocolate raspberry but they never turn out
Donna Andrus says
FABULOUS! Hey Ms. Magpie, I am flying to Edmonton this weekend for a Course….staying 3 nights at Chateau La Combe! 😉
KitchenMagpie mastering scones is something every one needs to know. It’s a great “company’s coming for brunch, what can I make” option!
The Kitchen Magpie says
Do! I rarely buy them anymore, home made are better!
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)
@Melanie Oh right! These made your tongue tingle! Cook them first or something!
Sheryl L McDonald says
I love scones but I’ve never made them. Most definitely going to try this! Thanks!
@Sheryl L McDonald No problem! It makes scone baking so much easier!
Love chunks of cherries in anything – WOW – and yummy…. still waiting for that Canadian Hero post…
ACanadianFoodie It’s coming!