This week I decided to post my favourite scone recipe after boasting about it to a couple of friends. It is a recipe that always gets good comments and I think that is due to them being made with buttermilk which makes them light and fluffy. It is a good quick recipe that you can whip up in the morning, in time for morning tea. They can also been frozen and defrosted when unexpected guests arrive.
Please enjoy and share this Scone recipe.
- 2 cups SR flour
- 1 tbls caster sugar
- pinch of salt
- 60g butter, chilled, chopped
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- extra buttermilk for brushing
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees or 200 degrees for fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Position the rack in the top half of the oven.
- Sift flour, sugar and into a bowl. Add butter and rub into flour using fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre of mixture and add buttermilk. Using a butter knife stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until just smooth.
- Using a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll dough out to 2 cm thick. Using a 6cm round cutter cut out 12 scones.
- Brush scones with buttermilk and bake for 12 - 15 mins or until scones sound hollow when tapped.
- Enjoy warm with strawberry jam, a dollop of whipped cream and a cup of hot tea
Do you have a special scone recipe? What is your best scone making tip?
Happy linking and cooking this week. Next week I will be sharing my entry for the Gourmet Garden Blog Off/Cook Off. If you are entering please join me next weekend.