April 27, 2011

Buttermilk Scones

Buttermilk scones to make your afternoon or morning tea brighter :)


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60g butter, chilled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Extra buttermilk, for brushing
  • jam and whipped cream, to serve (I like blueberry, but use whatever you like)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. 
  3. Add butter and use fingertips to rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a well in centre of mixture and add buttermilk. 
  5. Stir until a sticky dough forms, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. 
  6. Knead gently until just smooth.
  7. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll dough out until 2cm thick. Using a round cutter (I used a small cutter so I would have more scones), cut out scones. 
  8. Press leftover dough together and cut out more scones.  Repeat until there is no dough left.
  9. Place scones, just touching, on the baking tray. Brush with buttermilk. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped on top. Serve with jam and cream.


Millie @ Gusty Gourmet said...

You had me at buttermilk! I absolutely love buttermilk pancakes, waffles, you name it... these scones look exactly like what I'd want with a cup of tea.

Sumara said...

Hmmmm, I have a mind to make these tomorrow, and have devonshire tea with the girls while we watch the wedding.

Want to join us?

HayleyB said...

Millie - Yay for buttermilk! They are great with tea!

Sumara, I wish I could, it sounds wonderful! Unfortunately I'm already doing something :( (something I really need to do, but I'd skip it for sure if I didn't really need to do it) Sorry!

hungryandfrozen said...

I love that they're brushed with buttermilk too - these sound delicious and look beautiful - just like scones should :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look so lovely and risen! :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Beautiful! I love how tall those are. Must be the magic of buttermilk.

HayleyB said...

Laura - Thanks! They taste even better than they look :) Buttermilk is grand!

Lorraine - Thanks and thanks for visiting :)

Lynn - yes indeed; the magic of buttermilk! Thanks for visiting (I'm a long time reader of your blog, but I don't comment much...)