Buttery, delicious egg free scones recipe

Having an egg-free diet has meant I really miss eating scones! I have been to every UK supermarket to try and find egg free ones however I have failed miserably! I have also searched the internet high and low and read through hundreds of cookery books for a tasty recipe and I have now come up trumps!

The original recipe is from the BBC Good Food website however I have amended it slightly to my taste buds!

350g self-raising flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
85g butter (cubed and at room temperature)
5 tablespoons of caster sugar
175ml milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Some extra milk for glazing
100g of raisins (optional)


  1. Heat your oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
  2. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl, then mix.
  3. Add in the cubed butter and rub gently with your fingers until the mixture looks like the consistency of crumble topping.
  4. Add in the sugar and mix
  5. In another bowl heat the milk until warm and add in the vanilla extract and lemon juice, then set aside for a few minutes
  6. In the meantime cut your greaseproof paper to your baking tray size and place in the oven
  7. Make a well in the dry mix (by this I mean make a whole in the middle of your mixture) and add in the liquid mix quickly with a fork (if you are adding in raisins (add them in once the mixture has started to form a dough)
  8. The mixture will be quite sticky but don’t panic! Scatter some flour on your work surface and knead the dough (just a little bit!) until it starts coming together as a dough.
  9. Roll out your dough until it’s about 3cm in depth and using as 4cm cutter, cut some round scones out and place on your baking tray.
  10. Repeat until you have used up all your dough
  11. Glaze your scones with some milk
  12. Pop into the oven for 10 mins until the scones are golden and have beautifully risen
  13. Take them out of the oven and let them slightly cool
  14. They are best served warm with any of the serving ideas below

Serving ideas

  • jam and clotted cream,
  • whipped cream and strawberries
  • butter and marmalade (it sounds strange but try it before you knock it!)

I have spoken to a friend who tweaked my recipe to make it vegan friendly and it seemed to work fine, so give it a go!

Let me know how you get on with this recipe and if you find any egg free scones in any supermarkets, I would really appreciate if anyone can let me know where I can find them!


Egg free scones

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