What’s on my plate – anyone for a scone?


I’m back for another month – joining in with Donna and Deb for their What’s on your plate challenge series. These posts go live on the first Wednesday of each month.

Again, as I said in my first post for this challenge, I’m not known as a cook, or a baker, or a foodie – so to join these other bloggers sharing what’s on my plate is kind of a big deal for me. But, as it’s my year of being Bold, I’m open to saying yes more often these days.

My Scones are GOOD!!

My scones are one of the best things I make, if I do say so myself!

Years ago I was asked to make about 10 dozen scones for our local Pre-school Art Show, when they started serving Devonshire Teas over the weekend of the show. I accepted the challenge and am thrilled that my scones were very well received.

I also cooked scones for a local nursery back in the day, and have a tree in the garden I still call my Scone Tree because that was how I was paid!

I can’t remember where I got the recipe from but it’s a become a huge favourite over the years and I’m always happy to share it.

Recently, my sister was coping with lockdown in Melbourne, and her husband was in hospital, so she sent me a text asking for my scone recipe. She was going to do some ‘iso baking’, since then whenever we are having a bad day we text each other saying it’s time to make some scones. It always makes us feel better and we’ve decided they have no calorie value!

My easy peasy scone recipe:

I added some sultanas to this batch or you can add chopped up dates if you’d prefer.

  • 2 cups Self Raising flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 100ml cream
  • Optional – sultanas or dates


Mix the milk and cream into a jug. Make a well in the flour and slowly pour the milk and cream in. Stir slowly with a knife until all mixed in. Turn onto a floured board and knead but not for too long. The mixture should be about 1cm thick. Use a glass or cutter to make circles and place onto an oven tray. Brush the tops with leftover milk/cream and put into a hot oven.

Cook at 180c for approx 10 mins. Wrap in a clean tea towel after taking them from the oven.

Look at me linking up with Donna from Retirement Reflections and her co-host Deb, The Widow Badass Blog, in their #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge for a second month! Go me 🙂

I hope you enjoy looking at the others who are sharing ‘what’s on their plate’ posts too. Let me know if you would make these scones or do you have your own favourite scone recipe you’d like to share?

Don’t miss these What’s on your Plate posts:

Deb The Widow Badass with her Birthday Edition
Ju-Lyn from Touring My Backyard with her Chive Pockets
Sue from Women Living Well After 50  making memories through baking
Jo from And Anyways… with her Savoury Loaf
Donna from Retirement Reflections with her Three Sisters Casserole

Welcome a new contributor: Thistles and Kiwis with a Fish Pie


Deb 🙂

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31 Replies to “What’s on my plate – anyone for a scone?”

  1. Scones absolutely are calorie free – they have to be because making them (and eating them) is so therapeutic. The world would be a better place with more tea and scones 😉

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  2. Definitely ‘Go You’! I am delighted that you have pushed past your comfort zone to join us at What’s On Your Plate. Your scones look amazing. It is very, very cool that you have a ‘Scone Tree’.
    Baking scones has never been my thing, but if I hang around with you, Sue and JO much longer, this just may change! 😀

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  3. My recipe is very different to yours! It includes a small amount of butter, a spoonful of caster sugar and an egg as well as flour and milk. Yours sounds nice an simple and I will have to give it a try!

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  4. Hi Deb – so pleased the baking is helping your sister and you to get through these challenges of lock-downs etc … long may it disappear for ever – take care.

    These scones look so easy to make – while taking on that pre-art school dozens a while ago … good for you: congratulations rather! These look delicious – cheers Hilary

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  5. Oh, my goodness, Deb, Damper and Scones! You are a talented woman. You are right how certain meals/food evokes good memories and makes us feel better. I may try making your scone recipe when it cools down around here. Too hot to turn the oven on. I bought the self-rising flour the first time last year to make the campfire damper recipe you shared. ❤️

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  6. Your scones look so delicious! I love scones and yet rarely make or eat them. (Why? Oh yeah, I don’t want to buy new hiking pants in a larger size 🤣). That is going to change now (and I will be hiking more, to burn them off 😉). I will be making these in the fall! Thanks, Debbie!


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  7. Ooooo, I love that my chive pockets get to share space with your heavenly scones!

    Just made some myself a couple of days ago, and had it with creme fraiche & rose petal jam. That’s when I realised there are very strong feelings amongst scone lovers what they adorn these baked goodies with. What is your favourite?

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  8. You had me at dates. I love dates. I put them on salads, in cereal, and eat chopped dried dates by the handful. So good. These scones sound easy to make and look delicious. Love the tea towel you wrapped them in. Very Little Red Riding Hood…like something she took to grandma’s house.

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  9. Scones are always good to munch after a long bike ride. So you use cream instead of butter. Another recipe I’ve used many years ago was lemonade and cream. Though Les was the main scone creator and Nana lovingly demanded them when she was visiting us 🙂

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