International Scone Week 2012 – Yoghurt Scones

Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and a few of her blogging buddies started this wonderful celebration a couple of years ago.  To quote Celia:

“Did you know that it’s International Scone Week?

It’s not surprising if you didn’t, given that JoannaHeidi and I made it up a couple of years ago.  We found ourselves in a flurry of serendipitous scone baking, and had so much fun that we thought it would be lovely to repeat itannually.

So the second week of August became Scone Week, declared to be International since we were all baking and blogging from different continents, and this year the lovely Joanna has decided that it needs to last for a fortnight (two weeks).”

So there you have it.  Even though I am still convinced Lemonade (Sprite) Scones are the best, below is my recipe for Yoghurt Scones.  You can also swap out the yoghurt for buttermilk.   I am hoping to bring you a second scone recipe this this week or next as I see this year the celebration week has been extended to 2 weeks.  🙂

Yoghurt Scones


2 cups self raising flour
10ml sugar
2ml salt
125g butter cubed
1 egg beaten
125ml plain yoghurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the egg and yoghurt to the flour mixture and knife through until just mixed through.
  4. Shape the mixture on a floured surface and cut using a cookie cutter – I got 12 scones.
  5. Place the scones on a baking tray and bake for approximately 10 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


75 thoughts on “International Scone Week 2012 – Yoghurt Scones

  1. Mands, these images are brilliant, makes me want to take a big bite out of the scones and I dont like cream (I’m pretending in my head that it’s icecream) so you must know they are excellent shots! The jam looks so delicious too.

    • Aah you, THANKS!!! I always fight with myself about my shots and honestly don’t think they are that good, so thanks my friendy! I will serve you ice cream with your scones any day! 🙂 xo

  2. I love the look of these! I have started on trying cream scones for my traditional scones. I guess the ones we make in the US are too filled with additional bits and pieces to count – we load them up BEFORE we bake them and then scarf them down without need of butter and jam.
    Yogurt sounds like a nice alternative to cream- I’m going to try these next!
    Thanks for the recipe

    • Hi Heidi, thanks very much! Cream scones are always good – I do try every now and again to be a little good with the calories especially when I am loading the top of the scone with jam and whipped cream! I look forward to how you enjoy the yoghurt variation. BTW, I can’t seem to find how to subscribe to your blog. Am I missing something? Thanks. have a super day. 🙂

  3. I certainly did not know it was international scone week! I’m thrilled for any designated food week or day! These look so yummy, dripping with the jelly. Love that they are made with yogurt also!

  4. I love scones when we travel but have never made them for myself. They appear rather easy but I have had some dry ones. I think it takes an expert to develop the right touch with mixing.

  5. You had me going…I was saying to myself, how have I never heard of international scone week? 🙂 These look like something I would make with the yogurt in them…I always feel more healthy when something has yogurt in it. They look delicious with the jam, too!

    • Thanks Betsy. Never know, in a couple of years International Scone Week could be quite famous. 😉 Besides the “healthier” bit with using yoghurt, I find it also produces a much lighter result. Have a super day. 🙂

  6. International Scone Week — or is it “Weeks” now? — is sweeping the globe. Australia, South Africa. Where will it be seen next? No matter. I need to learn how to make them. Yours, Mandy, is the 2nd great recipe that I’ve seen thus far during this celebration and I fear I’m missing out.

    • Hmm, I’m not sure if it is only this year that it is going to be week”s” – will ahve to hang in there until next year to find out. 😉 Thanks for the lovely compliment John. Scones really are super easy to make. Hope you give them a try. Have a super day. 🙂

  7. Scones? Did someone say scones???!!!??? I had no idea this was International Scones Week, but you can bet I will more than make up for the delay in celebrating. They are one of my favorite things with my tea in the morning. This recipe sounds so good too! Thank you Mandy!

  8. Mandy, these scones are looking good!!! what better way to spend morning tea over fresh scones, jam and cream.And I’m loving the simplicity of your recipe. They so remind me of my English nanna who made them every Sunday so that after dressing in Sundays best, going to church, we would have morning tea with her….we so loved the outing. Have a great day! x

  9. These scones look tender and delicious! I’m going to try them with my favorite Greek yogurt. Can’t wait for some cool air to come to Texas so I can bake more often! 🙂

  10. I love scones way more than muffins or even cupcakes and you are killing me with this delicious pictures. BUT I have scones waiting for me for tomorrow breakfast – unfortunately it’s from a bakery, but it’s from my favorite! 😀 Okay one day I’ll bake my own!!

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