Recipe

Buttermilk scones

Jam and cream is optional here but we know how we like to eat ours!

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 16 pieces
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Serve these golden buttermilk scones warm with lashings of fresh whipped cream and sweet jam. The buttermilk in this recipe helps the dough to remain soft and tender, resulting in a light and airy scone.

Ingredients

Buttermilk scones
  • 3 cup (450g) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar mixture
  • 60 gram butter
  • 1 3/4 cup (430ml) buttermilk, approximately

Method

Buttermilk scones
  • 1
    Grease 23cm square slab cake pan.
  • 2
    Sift dry ingredients into large bowl, rub in butter. Stir in enough buttermilk to mix to a soft, sticky dough.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto floured surface, knead until smooth. Press dough out to 2cm thickness, cut to 5.5cm rounds.
  • 4
    Place rounds in prepared pan; bake in very hot oven about 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from oven and serve.

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