Scones For A Crowd Recipe

As a parent involved on a school committee, or a member of a social group, you may need to bake a large batch of scones for a fundraiser event. Here's the prefect quick and economical recipe.


Prep Time

45 minutes

Cooking Time

1 hour


Yield: 63 scones split into 126 halves

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 x 1 kg SPAR cake flour
  • 150 ml baking powder
  • 10 ml salt
  • 500ml SPAR canola or sunflower oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1,25 litres maas

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220 º C. Lightly spray 3 SPAR Good Living baking pans with cooking spray.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large SPAR Good Living 3 litre porcelain mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate SPAR Good Living 3 litre porcelain mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs and maas. Pour into the dry ingredients and gently mix in a cutting action, until a soft textured dough forms.
  4. Working with quarter of the dough at a time, gently work and shape it on a floured work surface, to 2-3cm thick. *The thicker the better. Never use a rolling pin.
  5. Using the medium size SPAR Good Living cookie cutter, cut out rounds and transfer directly onto the prepared baking pans.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, while you cut out and prepare the next batch of scones for baking.

Hints & Tips

  • The most common faults in scones are kneading the dough too much, using too much flour during the cutting stage, and working with too dry a mixture and being too economical and cutting them out too thinly.
  • Use the small scone cutter for cocktail snack size, medium for tea scones, and the large for savoury scones eg cheese.
  • There is no need to add sugar as the jam and cream topping provides a good contrast with a plain scone.