Authentic Old English Scones RecipeThis is without a doubt the best English scone recipe ever. I promised our listeners at Celtic Storytellers and Friends on Trent Radio, that I would post the recipe here.

You’ll see the original recipe with our ‘healtherizing’ changes below. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and make it a part of your ‘Do It Yourself” cookbook.

Authentic Old English Scones

Stir together: 

2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder

3/4 cup white sugar (sub: 1/2 cup organic brown, white or  turbinado sugar)

2-3/4 cups all purpose white flour (sub: 2-3/4 cups organic whole wheat flour)

Rub into flour and sugar mixture:

3 ounces shortening and 3 ounces margarine (sub: 3/4 cup olive oil or 6 ounces of organic butter)

Beat in:

2 eggs in measuring cup and add enough cow’s milk (sub: nut, rice, hemp or organic soy milk) to reach 7 ounces, almost a cup if you have to eyeball it

Stir in:

1/2 cup dried organic currants, raisins or cranberries.


At 450oF until golden on bottom and just cooked through.


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