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Air Fryer Scones


a basket of air fryer scones cooked golden brown

A Delightful Twist on a Classic Tea-Time Treat


Introduction: Revolutionizing the Classic Scone Experience

Scones, a quintessential part of the traditional English tea-time, are reimagined in our Air Fryer Scones recipe. By combining the classic scone recipe with the modernity of air frying, we bring a delightful crispness to the outside while maintaining a soft, fluffy inside.


The Rich History of Scones: A Time-Honored Tradition

Originating from Scotland in the early 1500s, scones have evolved from simple oatcakes to an essential component of the British afternoon tea. Our recipe honors this tradition while embracing the efficiency and health benefits of air frying.


Gather These Ingredients for Perfect Air Fryer Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Optional: raisins, chocolate chips, or dried fruit


Step-by-Step Guide to Making Air Fryer Scones


Preparatory Steps

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  • Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


Creating the Dough

  • In a separate bowl, combine milk, egg, and vanilla extract.

  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry, folding gently until a dough forms.

  • If desired, fold in raisins, chocolate chips, or dried fruit.


Shaping the Scones

  • On a lightly floured surface, gently knead the dough and form into a round disc.

  • Cut the dough into wedges and place them in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching.


Air Frying to Perfection

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C).

  • Air fry the scones for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.


Serving Suggestions

  • Serve warm with clotted cream, jam, or a drizzle of honey.


Expert Tips for Flawless Air Fryer Scones

  • Cold Butter is Key: Using cold butter is crucial for achieving flaky, tender scones.

  • Gentle Handling: Overworking the dough can lead to tough scones. Handle it gently for the best texture.

  • Spacing in Air Fryer: Ensure enough space between the scones for even cooking.


Sides to Complement Your Scones

  • Fresh Fruit: Serve with a side of fresh berries for a refreshing touch.

  • Tea or Coffee: Pair with a hot cup of tea or coffee for a classic experience.


Nutritional Information: A Healthier Alternative

Air frying scones is a healthier option compared to traditional baking methods, as it reduces the need for added fats and oils.



Storing and Reheating for Enjoyment Any Time

  • Storage: Keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

  • Reheating: Warm up in the air fryer at 300°F (150°C) for a few minutes.


Conclusion: A Modern Take on a Beloved Classic

Our Air Fryer Scones recipe is a testament to how traditional recipes can be enhanced with modern cooking techniques, providing a delightful treat that's perfect for any occasion.


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