Grandma's Scottish Scones Recipe

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Grandma's Scottish Scones

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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20 Min
15 Min


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


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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits