3 ingredient traditional scones

Submitted by Christy Roth

3 ingredient traditional scones

4 from 1 vote
Serving: 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • 40g butter
  • 1 ¾ cups any sort of milk


  • Sift flour into a bowl.
  • If 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.
  • Using 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.
  • Make a well and add the milk, stirring with a butter knife until all ingredients are combined.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and work together until it is a solid dough.
  • Roll 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.
  • You 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.
  • Put 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
  • Serve 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.
  • So so simple!

27 thoughts on “3 ingredient traditional scones”

  1. 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

  2. Natasha Devenie

    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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. Bernice Hervey

    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.

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

  9. Person on the Internet

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

  10. 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.

  11. 4 stars
    I made these tonight. So impressed. I would add a little salt next time though 🙂

    Would they still work of I were to add spinach, cheese, tomato and cracked pepper? Would I need to make any adjustments to the ingredients at all?

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