3 ingredient traditional scones

3 ingredient traditional scones

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November 2, 2014

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 12


4 cups self raising flour

40g butter

1 ¾ cups any sort of milk


1Sift flour into a bowl.

2If you forgot to let the butter warm to room temperature first you can cheat, and with a grater, using the fine grate section, grate butter into the bowl.

3Using your fingers, work the butter and the flour together until there are no more lumps of butter and it has the consistency of fine crumbs.

4Make a well and add the milk, stirring with a butter knife until all ingredients are combined.

5Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and work together until it is a solid dough.

6Roll out to about 3cm thick and use a cookie cutter (or if you couldnt find one, a wine glass, as I did, though it was a little more difficult) to cut into 12 circles.

7You may need to cut some, then roll dough back out again to cut more (as I did) or you could manually fashion the blobs if you wanted.

8Put into a pre warmed slow cooker that is lined with baking paper and cook on high for 1.5 hours with tea towel under the lid

9Serve warm as is, or warm or cold with butter and jam, or pretty well anything you want to put on them. For variety you could add some sultanas or dried fruit to the dough.

10So so simple!

Submitted by Christy Roth


23 Reviews

Judi Edmondson

January 6, 2022

For 50 years I could not make a scone that was edible. Now this is the one I make and can enjoy. Not quiet the texture of a tradional old fashioned scone but amazingly good.


November 23, 2021

Does anyone know if these could be made using Almond flour & almond milk please?

Person on the Internet

January 17, 2021

Best scones I have ever! soft and easy to cut. Go very well with jam and cream.
My Grandma will love these.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 1, 2019

You could just have it warming up while you make the scones 🙂


September 1, 2019

Will definitely give this one a go. However can you please tell me the best way to preheat the slowcooker? Thank you.


June 7, 2019

Excellent recipe, turned out perfectly. My only complaint is I now need a bigger slow cooker to fit a whole batch in at once!

Bernice Hervey

June 3, 2019

My first go at this recipe and it was amazing. Even the fussy daughter loved them. Going to make them again but going to try gluten free flour. Hopefully it will work out.

Hazel. Kowal

June 3, 2019

Wow must try ….

Lesley young

September 4, 2018

Made these were really Moorish,will make them again.had a lot of good comments.

Yep 🙂


August 29, 2018

just about to make these – i noticed no one puts milk on the top to make them go brown – is that because its in the slow cooker?


January 19, 2018

Why and how do you put a tea towel under the lid

It’s says to cook on HIGH in recipe 🙂

You could try greasing it instead??


August 23, 2017

Just made a batch of these. My first ever scones. My mum was very impressed and couldn’t believe they came out of the slow cooker. Yum yum and so easy.


August 22, 2017

I dont think id be able to fit 12 in my slow cooker what temp do you put it on low…high..or auto


August 22, 2017

Yum looking forward to making these for school lunches and afternoon tea thx for the share 😉


August 22, 2017

Please can anyone tell me if baking paper is a must? Or what I can use as a substitute? I just can’t find any in the backwoods country.

Kareena Ruby

March 15, 2017

My kids and sister were very impressed love this recipe so easy i even got the kids to help thanks for this .

Natasha Devenie

May 17, 2016

Yummy, yummy, yummy. I didn’t think they would work but they are so delicious and not heavy either.
Thank you very much for the recipe.

Sally James

May 6, 2016

Absolutely amazing! So easy to make.

Rozi Pottsy

February 19, 2016

I made these for my dad who didn’t believe scones could be made in a SC’er
I sure showed him…..
‘Gee, these are even better than your mothers’
Perfect – Thanks for the recipe

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