Quick scone pizza base

Quick scone base

It’s hard to beat the delicious flavour and texture of a homemade pizza base recipe, but too often, we put it off due to the time commitment. After all, why spend a few hours perfecting your crust before you even begin topping the pizza? That’s where our new quick scone base recipe comes in. You can enjoy the fresh taste of a handmade pizza base, made even better by the increasingly popular flavour of scone crust. And it only takes a few ingredients to get started.

True to its name, you can quickly get started with your own quick scone base recipe with a few items that are probably already in your kitchen. You simply need some baking powder, milk, butter and a pinch of salt. That’s it! Like we said, you’re probably already good to go.

Just as with any homemade bread, you’ll eventually blend the ingredients for your quick scone base pizza recipe by mixing them into a ball with your favourite bowl. Eventually, they’ll be spread out with a rolling pin before being placed in the oven on a cookie sheet. Again, it uses utensils that are probably already lying around in the kitchen.

No prebaking is needed, so feel free to add whatever toppings you like. If you’re not sure, you’ll find a pizza recipe for any occasion on our site, ranging from the tastiest to the healthiest selections. Or, get creative and invent your own pizza recipe for our quick scone base!

That’s it! In less than one hour, you’ll have a delicious scone base to complete your homemade pizza recipe. It’s fitting for a 10-inch pizza, a perfect size if everyone in the family wants to customize a pizza recipe their own way. While you’re at it, why not turn it into a project for the kids or your next social gathering? Granted, it does need to be cooked in the middle of the oven, so your guests may need a little patience depending on how many shelves yours has.


Makes 1 x 25cm (10in) pizza

  • 250g (9oz) plain flour or 00 flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 30g (11/4oz) butter (at room temperature), cut into cubes
  • 200m1 (7-9f1 oz) milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Sift and combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the cubes of butter and lightly rub into the flour until the mixture resembles the texture of breadcrumbs. Add the milk to the rubbed mixture and stir with a palette knife or metal spoon until it begins to come together. Finish it off with your hands – it should be soft but not sticky (if the dough seems too dry add a little more milk, a teaspoon at a time). The dough should come together and leave the sides of the bowl clean.
  2. Shape the dough into a ball with your hands and transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out to about lcm (1/2in) thick and 25cm (10in) in diameter.
  3. Place the round on a lightly floured baking sheet and top as required. Cook in the middle of the preheated oven for 12-18 minutes, depending on the topping, or until cooked and golden.

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