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Hot Cross Scones Recipe

Hot Cross Scones Recipe

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How To Make Hot Cross Scones

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 27 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Stir in the milk and raisins until the dough comes together. Do not overmix.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it a few times to bring it together.

  6. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick circle and cut out scones using a round biscuit cutter. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the scones are lightly golden on top.

  8. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and enough milk to make a thick icing. Place the icing into a piping bag or a small plastic bag with the tip cut off.

  9. Pipe a cross shape onto each scone using the icing. Let the icing set before serving.


  • Calories : 296kcal
  • Total Fat : 13g
  • Saturated Fat : 8g
  • Cholesterol : 35mg
  • Sodium : 440mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 40g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Sugar : 15g
  • Protein : 5g
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