How To Make Scones

Kristin Hoffman (author of Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book) teaches you how to make scones the easy way.


Hi there,

Scones have a bit of a reputation of often being too dry and dense.

This often has to do with the way the dough was handled. They don’t have to be that way!

I love showing my students how to make scones that are fluffy and tender.

How to Make Scones

Here are a few tips for making scones that you will actually want to eat!

  • Stir as little as possible once your liquid is added to your dough – only about 15 seconds!
  • Your dough will be pretty crumbly when you work with it on the counter, this is normal!
  • Freeze the scones for a few minutes before baking. This will firm up the fat and ensure they don’t spread too much in the oven.

This scone tutorial will show you my master recipe which you can then use to make any flavor you like!

Also make sure you don’t miss the video in the post where I walk you through it step-by-step!

How to Make Scones >>

Happy Baking,

Baker Bettie


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