Chef Aaron’s Signature Scone Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar, with a little extra reserved for sprinkling on top of scones
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream, with a little extra reserved if too dry
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flavoring of your choice (dry or wet)


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. If using dry flavoring such as nuts, cheese, or frozen berries stir those in now.
  2. Stir cream, vanilla and wet flavorings together.
  3. Add to dry mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overwork dough once liquid has been added. Add a bit more of the reserved cream if mixture is too dry.
  4. Press out on floured surface and cut into triangles.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar and bake on parchment at 350°F until done. Bake for 14-16 minutes in convection oven, 20-25 minutes in conventional oven.