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Recipe of the day: Quick and easy 20 litre bucket scones recipe

This quick and easy bulk scones recipe will ensure that you don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen this festive season.

A packet of pre-mixed scones serving 12 just won’t do during the festive season. ‘Tis the time to be jolly, drink a lot of ginger beer and devour stacks of scones.

That being said, you also don’t want to be cooped up in the kitchen all day, baking up a storm, which is why this 20 litre bucket scones recipe is ideal if you are hosting your family during the festive season.

Load shedding will also play a role as to how much time you’ll have in the kitchen to bake and cook your festive meals and treats, so the more you get done in one go, the better.

ALSO SEE: 10 stress-free festive baking hacks

20 litre bucket scones recipe

Ingredients for basic scones:

  • 24 cups flour
  • 24 tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp salt, optional
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1kg butter – Rama margarine or Stork bake
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1.6 Litre amasi
  • 2 tbs vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and margarine.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and bicarb.
  4. Mix by rubbing the ingredients between your hands until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Create a well in the middle and add the eggs, vanilla essence and half of the amasi.
  6. Knead the dough and gradually add the remaining amasi until all the ingredients are nicely combined.
  7. Roll onto a lightly floured surface and cut the dough at approximately 1cm in height.
  8. Place the scones in a greased pan and brush the tops with egg wash.
  9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes (the time will depend on your oven).

You’ll have a full 20 litre bucket of scones to entertain your family and friends during the holidays. Serve your scones with apricot or strawberry jam and deliciously whipped cream.

*This recipe was found on the Khutjo Cakes and Forks Facebook page.

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