Soft Fluffy Scone Recipe – Gemmas Secret Recipe!

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How do you make a big, soft fluffy scone? If you have Gemma’s secret scone recipe it’s easy! Enjoy piping hot buttery scones in no time. Thermomix and conventional cooking method.

Scones on white crockery and white background

This recipe was originally published in the CWA (Country Women’s Association) cookbook but has undergone modifications and improvements over time. I must confess, it’s not my recipe. My good friend Gemma is famous for her scones and this is a tried and tested recipe passed down to her.

The original recipe was from Gemma’s grandmothers CWA cookbook. Gemma’s grandmother had written alterations and notes in the book. When her grandmother passed away Gemma’s father continued to make the scones as per his mother’s modifications. He also made his own adjustments to the recipe.

Gem’s father may have been a bit cheeky because he particularly liked making scones as he knew he was better than the old ladies at making them. They may have been good cooks but his scones were superior to theirs! He thought it was all in the mixing… although I think it may just be a fabulous recipe!

Gemma was taught to make scones the old-fashioned way, but when she bought her original TM31 her dad was curious as to whether the machine could make a good scone.

Fluffy scone with strawberry jam cream

The Fluffy Scone Bake Off!

Gem & her dad decided to have a bake-off! One batch was made in the Thermomix and one by hand. So who was the winner?? The winner was everyone at Gemma’s house waiting to eat the scones. Both batches were amazing. I know for a fact that Gemma ALWAYS uses the Thermomix to make her scones now because I have been there whilst they’re being made.

Gemma has kindly allowed me to share the recipe. Whether you make these by hand or in the Thermomix I am sure you will be impressed by these big, fluffy scones

Big Soft Scones by Hand

If you’re making these by hand you will need a large bowl a whisk and a wooden spoon.

The ingredients are a little different if you’re mixing by hand:


  • 60g butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 150 g cream
  • 100 g milk
  • 1 egg
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 400 grams of self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl rub the butter through the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the cream, milk, egg, and icing sugar to the flour mixture.
  3. Whisk for 1 minute until just combined.
  4. Flour a flat surface and continue as per the recipe below.

Fluffy scones on white crockery and white background



More Scone Recipes

I’m a fan of scones and have my own Thermomix scone recipe that I shared previously. If you don’t have cream in the fridge you will love my version of this classic tea dish. I have also previously shared my fancy, Bakers Delight, copycat scones. The copycat scones are White chocolate and Blueberry Scone which is finished with a lemon glaze. Both recipes are definitely worth a try when you have time.

Tips for Making Perfect Thermomix Scones

  1. Scones like the cold.
    • Use cold butter straight from the fridge
    • Winter is a great time to cook scones because the house is cold.
    • Use ice-cold buttermilk in the scone mixture
  2. Scones don’t like warm hands.
    • Use a Thermomix or food processor to combine the butter and flour.
    • Hands are warm and will melt the butter causing it to be absorbed by the flour making the scones heavy. The cold butter will coat the flour.
    • Don’t knead the mixture ever! Once the liquid is added process until just barely combined.
  3. Scones like to be close to other scones on the baking tray. This helps them to rise evenly. Place the scones on the baking tray so that they touch.

Baking Your Scones

I’ve baked these scones on the MixShops Rose Gold Baking Tray. The large baking tray is 27cm x 40cm. It was the perfect size for this scone recipe. Being a heavy tray the scones are cooked evenly and you won’t have to worry about the bottom of the scone burning.

What to serve on Homemade Fluffy Scones?

Now you will need something delicious to spread over your delicious, fluffy scone. Strawberry jam and cream is a classic topping but if you’re looking for a change, why not try some of these yummy condiments?

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Fluffy scone with strawberry jam cream

Gemma’s Famous Fluffy Scone Recipe

Julie Carlyle
How do you make a big, soft fluffy scone? If you have Gemma’s secret scone recipe it’s easy! Enjoy piping hot buttery scones in no time.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine Australian, English
Servings 10 large scones
Calories 272 kcal



  • 400 g self-raising flour
  • 60 g sugar
  • 60 g butter cut in cubes
  • 150 g cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 100 g milk


  • Pre-heat oven 220 degrees Celsius. Prepare a tray with baking paper.
  • Place self-raising flour and sugar in TM bowl. Blend 9 sec/ Speed 9.
    400 g self-raising flour, 60 g sugar
  • Add cubed butter to the flour. Blend 9 sec/Speed 9.
    60 g butter
  • Add cream, egg, salt and milk to the TM bowl. Combine 30 sec/Speed 4. (the ingredients should have only just come together.)
    150 g cream, 1 egg, 1 pinch salt, 100 g milk
  • Flour your bench or Thermomat and turn the dough out onto the bench or mat.  (Use lots of flour as the mix will be very wet).
  • Gently pat the dough into a 2cm thick rectangle. Avoid overworking the dough.
  • Using a cookie cutter cut 10 scones.
  • Place scones on the tray so they’re just touching each other.
  • Brush the top of the scones with a little milk.
  • Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown. 


Butter is added straight from the fridge. Cut into small cubes to allow easy mixing.


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 72mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 415IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Cake, fluffy scones, High Tea, Retro, Scone, Thermomix
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18 thoughts on “Soft Fluffy Scone Recipe – Gemmas Secret Recipe!”

  1. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    Thank you, Julie, for these delicious scones. They have turned out beautifully. Is the oven 220 celsius fan forced or conventional? Also, I had to use thickened cream and the scones were still lovely. 😊

  2. Gemma says:

    5 stars
    I’m so pleased everyone is loving these scones 🙂

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Haha! Yep Gem, everyone LOVES your recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing with me.
      J xxx

  3. Hannah Jenkins says:

    5 stars
    I loves scones and these are perfect. Soft and fluffy

  4. C says:

    Hi there, thanks for sharing this amazing recipe! Could you please specify what cream was it? Heavy cream or? Thank you!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi There
      Just regular pouring cream is used in this recipe.

  5. Jacqueline Bowden says:

    5 stars
    I will give them a go but worried that scones don’t traditionally have egg in them so is this a derivative of a drop scone recipe ? My recipe I use equal quantities of yogurt cream and milk and sr flour

  6. Jacqueline Thomas says:

    5 stars
    I’ve really been frightened if baking scones as all of past ones have been disastrous… . Just found this recipe today and thought, why not give it a go. Wow thank you so much, my husband (who is such a good and positive critic, in a good way) loves them. It’s a winner yay 😀. Many thanks as now I won’t be a anti scone maker. 😘


    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe. Baked these today and they came out soft and fluffy.

  8. Dee says:

    These scones are amazing, I will never use another one now, I made them in the thermomix

  9. Janet Barraclough says:


  10. Sandra scott says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing the recipe, I made them last week and they were amazing, light and fluffy, best scones ever. Ps I’m from the uk,

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Sandra
      Welcome from the UK and thank you so much for your kind comments!
      This is my favourite scone recipe too.
      Happy Cooking

  11. Alexandra says:

    5 stars
    Scones are so delicious – these would go so well with my coffee right now.
    Hopefully I can make them soon!

  12. Caroline says:

    5 stars
    Scones were a childhood favorite, and these look great!

  13. Adrianne says:

    5 stars
    I would love to have some of these with a cup of tea and they also look fantastic. I love the cream and jam combination. Fantastic recipe, well done!!

  14. Yeriel Bertoni says:

    5 stars
    They really are fluffly. Have you heard of cajeta? It’s a mexican candy that you can spread on bread and gives an amazing flavor. I want to try this scones with cajeta. Just thinkig about it makes my mouth water, haha. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Luci's Morsels says:

    5 stars
    Ooh I just love scones and have been looking for a recipe to get more authentic scones (not like the ones we have here in the United States). So happy to have one now!!

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