How to make wholemeal scones

A handy recipe for making a batch of healthy scones

Written by spunout


About this recipe

  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Utensils needed: mixing bowl, wooden spoon, baking tray, sieve, kitchen scales, chopping knife, rolling pin, measuring jug


  • 50g of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 150g of whole meal flour
  • 50g of low-fat margarine
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 125ml of semi-skimmed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C / 450°F / Gas mark 8
  2. Sieve the plain flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl
  3. Blend in the wholemeal flour
  4. Cut the margarine into small cubes
  5. Rub this into the flour mix with your fingers until the mix is powdery
  6. Mix in the sugar, then add enough milk to make a dough
  7. Place the dough on a worktop that’s been dusted with flour, so it won’t stick
  8. Knead the dough with the hands until it’s smooth
  9. Make it a round and flat shape, then cut six triangles in it
  10. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes
  11. When baked transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool
  12. Serve and eat as soon as possible

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