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Scotland Griddle Scones Ideas

Scones Recipe

Griddle scones are a VERY traditional tea time treat in Scotland. Scotland (unlike the rest of the UK) doesn't really have a "cream tea" culture, but they are a favourite served with fresh butter or home made jam. You will find a good variety of scones at bakers throughout scotland with some variations such as sultanas or raisins,but this is simply one recipe for a plain griddle scone

Gridle Scones


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom (about 10 pods, ground)
  • 25g butter
  • 25g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • about 75ml milk


Sift the flour into a bowl then add cardamom and sugar and rub in the butter. Beat the egg in a measuring jug, then pour in milk to make it up to 100ml/3½fl oz. Pour into the bowl gradually, stirring with a knife, to make a soft and pliable, but not sticky, dough. Remove from bowl and knead until smooth on a floured work surface.

Divide the dough into three and roll into circles about four to five millimetres thick (approx a £1/1 euro coin. Cut each into quarters. Heat a heavy-bottomed frying pan to medium hot. Cook the scones in batches for a couple of mins each side, until golden brown.

Serve warm or cold.

Tip for testing heat in gridle:
Sprinkle a little flour on it. If the flour turns brown immediately then it is TOO hot. It should take a few seconds to change colour.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide