PLU scones have been on the menu for more than 20 years. Their warm, fresh-from-the-oven appeal have made them a symbol of our unique approach to hospitality on campus.

We hope you enjoy your own homemade PLU Scones. They’re best enjoyed with butter, jam and some friends.

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  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (chilled)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla



Prep 15 minutes | Cook 15 minutes | Serves 24

  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk them together.
  2. Cut in the butter (you may add extras such as white chocolate chips and dried apricots now).
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the cream, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and work only until moistened.
  5. Place the dough onto a well-floured work surface and knead very lightly.
  6. Divide into 6-inch discs that are 1-inch thick. Cut into 4 wedges and place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 325º F for 12-15 minutes.