Life on a Table recipe #51 – Quick scones

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Extract from the book Life on a Table by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt

I use this recipe from an old friend to make hundreds of scones every year for many different functions. We usually serve them with egg or meat salad, cheese and preserves or cream and strawberry jam.


4 x 250 ml self-raising flour

5 ml salt

10 ml baking powder

2 eggs

125 ml oil

250 ml buttermilk

30 ml sugar


Mix the dry ingredients.

Mix the wet ingredients separately.

Add together and mix.

Use a spoon to scoop into muffin tins.

Bake at 200°C for 20-25 minutes.

Photo ©Hentie Burger

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