Grandma's Scottish Scones

Grandma's Scottish Scones Recipe

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Cynthia Guptill


I asked my grandma what made these scones so Scottish, she laughed and said, "that's what my mother called them." I have no clue how Scottish these scones are but they are delicious. In my house, I have to make a double batch, they go so fast.


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2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
cream of tarter
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
butter, cold
1/2 c
sour cream
1 small
1/2 c
dried fruit if you wish

How to Make Grandma's Scottish Scones


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2Stir dry ingredients with a whisk, blend well.
  • 3Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  • 4Add whichever dried fruit you prefer. I have used blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raisins. When using dried cherries add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract with the wet ingredients.
  • 5Add sour cream and egg to flour mixture, stir until just moistened. (don't over work the dough or the scones will turn into hockey pucks)
  • 6Turn dough onto a floured surface, knead 6-8 times. (once again, don't over work the dough)
  • 7Gently pat the dough into a round about 1 inch thick.
  • 8Cut into 8 wedges.
  • 9Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • 10Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

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About Grandma's Scottish Scones

Course/Dish: Biscuits

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