Air Fryer Scones are classic light and fluffy British scones baked in your air fryer! This quick and easy recipe makes four delicious scones that simply melt in your mouth. Serve them for afternoon tea with jam and cream, or eat these delicious scones straight from the air fryer with lots of butter.
What ingredients do I need for Air fryer Scones?
You only need a few standard baking ingredients to make these air fryer scones. You probably have them in your larder and fridge. Here is what you need:
- self-raising flour
- baking powder
I don’t have self-raising flour what else can I use?
If you don’t have self-raising flour you can make it at home using plain (all-purpose flour) and baking powder.
This recipe uses 150g self-raising flour therefore you need to add one and a half teaspoons baking powder to plain (all-purpose) flour. This gives you self-raising flour, you will still need to include the additional baking powder as listed in the recipe.Print
Air-fryer Scones Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Baking
- Cuisine: British, Scottish
- 150 grams (1 cups) self-raising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon (½ teaspoon) baking powder
- 40 grams (3 tbsp) butter
- 25 grams (2 tbsp) caster sugar
- 60 ml (¼ cups) milk
150 grams self-raising flour, 40 grams butter, 1/2 teaspoon baking powderWeigh the flour into a medium bowl and add the baking powder. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour mix.
25 grams caster sugarRub the butter through the flour with gentle movements until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and mix through.
Preheat the Air fryer if required
60 ml milkAdd the milk to the flour and butter mix.
Bring the mixture together with a knife and once a soft dough begins to form use your hands to form it into a ball.
Dust the work surface with flour and pat the dough out into a flat disk about 2 cm deep.
Use a plain scone cutter to cut out four scones. Gently patting the dough back together to use all the dough.
Put a piece of baking parchment in the base of your air fryer and place the four scones on top.
Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk and a pastry brush.
Set the airfryer at 185C and bake the scones for 11 minutes.
Remove from the air fryer and cool on a cooling tray/rack.
Serve warm with jam and cream.
Not all air fryers are the same size and like with your oven, temperatures may vary. So you may have to adjust the time or temperature by a little either way. If the scones are not quite baked after 11 minutes, turn them over and reset your air fryer to bake at 185C for 2 minutes.