Dreamy Coronation Scones

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Recipe: #40589

May 04, 2023

"Dreamy scones just perfect for coronation tea. Adapted from the NYT newsletter"

Original is 8-10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (113.2 g)
  • Calories 315.9
  • Total Fat - 19.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 162.9 mg
  • Sodium - 357.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 8.4 g
  • Calcium - 132 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Put the flour, salt, baking powder and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles cornmeal.

Step 2

Add the egg and just enough cream to form a slightly sticky dough. If it’s too sticky, add a little flour, but very little; it should still stick a little to your hands.

Step 3

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead once or twice, then press it into a ¾-inch-thick circle and cut into 2-inch rounds with a biscuit cutter or glass. Put the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet. Gently reshape the leftover dough and cut again. Brush the top of each scone with a bit of cream and sprinkle with a little of the remaining sugar.

Step 4

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the scones are a beautiful golden brown. whip the cream. Serve immediately with jam and whipped cream


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the butter, make sure it is cold to ensure that it will mix properly with the other ingredients.
  • If you prefer a sweeter scone, add an extra tablespoon of sugar.

  • Substitute almond flour for cake flour to make the scones gluten-free. Almond flour is a great substitute for cake flour as it provides a similar texture to the scones and makes them gluten-free, making them suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter to make the scones vegan. Coconut oil is a great vegan-friendly substitute for butter as it provides a similar texture and flavor to the scones, while also making them vegan-friendly.

Orange Cardamom Scones Replace the strawberry jam with orange marmalade. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom to the dry ingredients and reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons. Omit the heavy cream for brushing and sprinkle the scones with additional cardamom sugar before baking.

Matcha Earl Grey Tea Cake - A light and fluffy tea-infused cake that pairs perfectly with the Dreamy Coronation Scones. The subtle hint of Earl Grey and Matcha compliments the sweetness of the scones and jam, creating a delicious combination.

Lemon Curd Parfait: A creamy and tart lemon curd parfait that pairs perfectly with the Matcha Earl Grey Tea Cake. The tartness of the lemon curd is a great contrast to the sweetness of the cake and scones, creating a unique and flavorful combination.


Q: What size should the scones be cut?

A: The scones should be cut into 2-inch rounds with a biscuit cutter or glass.

Q: How long do the scones need to bake?

A: The scones should be baked for 12-15 minutes at 375°F until lightly golden.

1 Reviews

dienia b

Holy moly these are good going in my best of files Mr picky ate them too loved them


review by:
(31 May 2023)

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Fun facts:

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was celebrated with a tea party, where scones were served. This recipe is adapted from the New York Times newsletter, which was one of the first newspapers to report on the coronation.

The New York Times newsletter was founded in 1851 by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones. It has since become one of the most influential newspapers in the world, and is a source of news and information for millions of people around the globe.