A delicate scone with no jam or cream required.


  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or lemon zest
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 9 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup cold full cream milk
  • 1 extra large egg


  • In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • Mix in milk.
  • Add the zest of one lemon or add splash of vanilla extract to the mix.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the flour mixture into the creamed mixture with hands until elastic.
  • Add up to two cups of flour more to achieve desired consistency.
  • Press dough flat with dusting of flour (1/4 inch thick).
  • Cut dough in circles, using the rim of a glass or cookie cutter.
  • Place circles on a greased baking tray sprinkled with a little flour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack.

#dessert #snack

Recipe and photo submitted by Katherine Helmick - Peace Corps Volunteer, South Africa

Amakhekhe. Image by @_gone2southafrica (Instagram)
Image by @_gone2southafrica (Instagram)

Related lessons

View all
Read More
Read More
Read More

Help us understand our audience

If you are in the U.S., please enter your five-digit zip code to help us better understand who uses our resources for educators.
Skip this