Buttermilk scones

Buttermilk scones

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes 10 -12
Afternoon tea just wouldn't be the same without warm scones straight from the oven

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal229
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 450g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100g cold butter, diced
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • splash of milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour, salt and butter into a food processor and pulse until you can’t feel any lumps of butter (or rub in butter with fingers). Pulse in the sugar.

  2. Gently warm the buttermilk (don’t throw away the pot) and vanilla in a microwave or pan. Using your largest bowl, quickly tip in some of the flour mix, followed by some of the buttermilk mix, repeating until everything is in the bowl. Use a knife to quickly mix together to form a dough – don’t over-mix it.

  3. Tip onto a floured surface and lightly bring together with your hands a couple of times. Press out gently to about 4cm thick and stamp out rounds with a 6cm or 7cm cutter. Re-shape trimmings, until all the dough is used. Spread out on a lightly floured baking sheet or two. Add a splash of milk into the buttermilk pot, then use to glaze the top of each scone. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden and well risen.

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kiwicaro
17th Nov, 2013
RESULT! I've always steered clear of scones - but these turned our perfectly - even if I did manage to curdle the buttermilk. Next time I'll reduce the sugar a little. Recipe saved.
meishhhh
9th Nov, 2013
What a disappointment! Made these after reading all the reviews but my dough looked nothing like dough- it was all sticky and uncuttable once everything was mixed together. Just spooned the mixture in the baking trays. Looks nothing like scones but father in law- who I made these for- loved the taste. Wonder what went wrong?
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Shirley Valentine
26th Feb, 2015
Too much liquid and therefore a wet dough by the sounds of it. Probably better to add a little at a time rather than all at once and also hold some back as you don't always need the full amount of liquid. Glad they tasted okay though, that's the main thing.
harvey6
3rd Aug, 2013
For years I have failed in my attempts to make good scones. Made these today and am very pleased with the results. They were easy too.
same965
1st Jun, 2013
4.05
Good, but too simple.
abrrn1
13th Apr, 2013
Made these today and they were fantastic will definitely make them again...managed to get buttermilk in morrisons.
evatopping
28th Mar, 2013
Delish.....straight out of oven, lashings of butter and homemade lemon curd.
padfoot1
27th Feb, 2013
5.05
This recipe really is excellent. Although I always reduce the caster sugar to 25g, as 85g really tastes far too sugary for my liking. I love using buttermilk in my baking, it's such a great ingredient.
sooz71
28th Oct, 2012
5.05
Made these for the first time yesterday by hand just because I don't like washing the food processor, but it wont be the last time they were delicious and so easy to make, also added 100g of sultanas as I like a fruit scone and baked for 17 mins as when I checked at 12 mins they were not quite done may just be down to my oven.
alitighe
26th Oct, 2012
5.05
lovely and light

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