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Square Brown Microwaved Scones

These scones made in the microwave are something I have been making for a long time now. In fact, this recipe is among the first few I collected when I first bought my microwave. This came from a friend who herself had collected it from some old English magazine!
Course breads
Cuisine british
Servings 9 number


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup butter cold
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar white will also do
  • 3/4 cup sultanas/ raisins
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch aof salt not needed if using salted butter


  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt (if using). Rub the butter into this till the mixture resembles bread crumbs. I cut the butter into thin strips/ pieces with a knife and then rub it into the flour. This way, the butter doesn’t melt from the warmth of your hands. This is important.
  • Stir in the sultanas and sugar. Add the milk and mix into a soft dough. Do this with a fork, if possible. Do not knead the dough. The less the dough is handled the softer the scones. Place on a lightly floured surface and shape into a 1 inch (2 ½ cm) thick square. Cut into 9 squares and arrange in a circle on a paper towel placed on the microwave turntable.
  • Cook at 100% (full power) for 3 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Do not overcook. Leave in the microwave for 3 minutes and take out to cool a bit.Serve warm with butter, jam, cream or as you wish