Simple Swedish Scones

Last time I can remember making this was in my fifth grade, home economics lecture in Sweden. It was an easy recipe and I wonder now why I haven’t made it more often! So much has transpired since many years have gone by, multiple moves, and now live on the other side of the globe! 


So this recipe has few simple ingredients you probably have on hand. No mixer needed and no special tools at all! You can add berries or add something salty for your own special variant.  


This one we threw together in no time. It so nice on mornings when you want something freshly baked out of the oven but don’t have all morning to bake and clean up. It is easy to double or triple the recipe if you have a bigger family to feed. 

These are the ingredients you will need: 

  • 1 cup of flour 
  • 2 tsp sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • ¼ cup butter 
  • ½ cup milk 


This recipe is enough for approx. 2 servings.  


The directions are so easy!  

Preheat oven to 425F. 

Mix all ingredients well. Be sure not to overmix. The dough will be sticky but if you end up with much of it sticking to your fingers, gradually add more flour. The batter should still be moist but not "cling" to everything. Make 2 buns by placing the dough on a greased pan. Getly shape them so they are rounded and then flour your hand to flatted the buns. Cut an x on each bun so they are easier to tear apart once they are baked.  

Bake for 12-16 min, you want the buns to have some color but do not overbake them.  

We added some strawberry chunks to one of our batches! It makes for a lovely treat with your coffee or hot tea with that extra refreshing berry flavor. 

My mamma always eats her scones with marmalade and cheese, her all-time favorite toppings. But you can spread just about anything on these, they are sure to be a favorite!  

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