Dutch Oven Scones

Six scones in a Dutch oven ready to be cooked.

Scones are an ideal recipe to start with when learning to bake in a Dutch oven. The recipe is fairly simple so you can focus on learning temperature control.

Scones are common for morning or afternoon tea served with jam and butter. This version is the style often associated with the Queen, English high teas, and Australian morning teas.

The ease of making them means they transition to the camping environment easily. The use of a Dutch oven creates a brown base and the scones being cooked all the way through, although sometimes they have a paler top compared to a normal oven. 

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Flat sheet of dough on a wooden cutting board with round scones cut out in preparation to cook.
After rolling out the dough, round scones are cut from the dough, the leftovers can be combined and re-rolled to make more scones.
Scones being served with jam on a white plate with a blue checkered napkin.
Dutch Oven Scones are a great starter recipe for those who want to learn to cook in a Dutch Oven. When cooked serve with butter and jam.
Six scones cut out on a wooden cutting board sitting next to a rolling pin.
Scones cut out and ready to bake. Push straight down, don’t twist with the cutter, this creates a better rise.
Cooked scones sitting on a blue and white checkered cloth ready to be served.
Scones are a great snack served with butter and jam or can also be used as a side bread with a main meal.
Unbaked scones dusted with flour in the bottom of a Dutch oven.
Place the scones in the bottom of a flour Dutch oven with a little space between each scone.
Six scones in a Dutch oven ready to be cooked.
Separate the scones when placing them in the Dutch oven so the don’t batch cook into one.

Dutch Oven Scones Recipe

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Six scones in a Dutch oven ready to be cooked.
Scones are an ideal recipe to start with when learning to bake in a Dutch oven. The recipe is fairly simple so you can focus on learning temperature control.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
InfluenceEuropean
DifficultySeasoned
MethodBake
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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Equipment

  • 12 inch Dutch oven

Directions

  • Preheat the Dutch oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Rub the butter with your fingertips into the flour and salt to form a breadcrumb-type texture.
  • Add enough milk into the flour to form a light dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured board and gently knead just until the dough comes together. Cut out round scones.
  • Sprinkle flour on the bottom of the preheated Dutch oven to prevent sticking. Arrange the scones evenly over the base of the Dutch oven. Brush the tops with additional milk.
  • Heat your Dutch oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Cook the scones until you can smell them, then one additional minute, this will take about 15 minutes total.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 135mgCalcium: 29mgVitamin A: 150IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 52mgCholesterol: 12mgCalories: 121kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 5gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 1mg

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