Single Serving Scone Recipe / Mini Scones Recipe

This single serving scone recipe makes three bite-sized scones that hit the spot when you want a quick cream tea to yourself, but don't want to make (or even buy) a whole batch of scones.

Homemade scones are the best, but also best eaten fresh – they go stale quickly, so if you're making a normal-sized batch of scones, it's best if there are a couple of people to help you eat all of it. But not with this recipe.

If you're feeling a little self-indulgent and are craving some super buttery, melt-in-the-mouth scones with clotted cream and jam, this single serving scone recipe is just for you.

You can also watch me make these on my YouTube channel:

Ready to make mini scones? Let's go. 

(Makes about three mini scones.)


10g cold, unsalted butter
45g self-raising flour
1 tsp caster sugar
Pinch of salt
25ml milk
Extra milk, for glazing


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a small baking tray with nonstick baking paper.

2. In a bowl, rub the butter and flour together with your fingertips until it forms a breadcrumb-like consistency.

3. Stir in the sugar and salt, and then the 25ml milk, until it just comes together to form a smooth dough. Be careful not to handle the dough too much to prevent it from becoming tough.

4. Roll it out on a lightly floured surface, either in a fat circle or a fat oval shape; then use a 5–6cm round cutter to stamp two rounds out of it. To make sure the scones rise, make sure you don't twist the cutter: just push straight down into the dough. You can then squish the scrap dough together to make an extra 'ugly' little scone.

5. Brush the tops with a little milk, and bake for 10–12 minutes, or until risen and golden. Cool a little on a wire rack, and serve while still warm with plenty of jam and clotted cream.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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