October 24, 2010

Buttermilk Scones

When I was young, I went through a phase where all I wanted to eat were scones. I remember I would nag mum to take me to Bakers Delight all the time. I remember one day, I decided to try to make some but it was a total disaster.... the scones were dry and very hard, needless to say it scarred me and I have not attempted to make any since.... until now.

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These scones are the best thing that has happened to me in a while, they were everything a scone should be, crusty outside, soft insides, delicate yet dense and totally drool worthy! (My brother ate 5 scones in one sitting) The buttermilk gives it a very subtle milky/buttery flavour without being too greasy or over powering. They were just divine straight out of the oven with slashings of strawberry jam and double whipped cream melting into my fingers.. YUM!

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Buttermilk Scones
Adapted from 'Sweet Old-Fashion Favourites' by Women's Weekly

3 cups self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp icing sugar mixture
60g butter
1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 230-240oC. Grease a 23 cm square slab cake pan (can also just use any rectangle pan)

Sift dry ingredients into large bowl, rub in butter. Stir enough buttermilk to mix to a soft sticky dough.

Turn dough onto a floured surface, knead until smooth. (Note: don't add too much flour whilst kneading or the scones will be dry - trick is sprinkle flour onto the dough to stop it sticking to the surface. The middle should be still sticky but should hold together.)

Press/roll dough out to 2 cm thickness and cut into 5.5 cm rounds.

Place rounds in the prepared pan; bake for about 15-20 mins until tops are golden brown.

Serve with jam and whipped double cream (or whatever condiments tickle your fancy... nutella perhaps? ;) )

Bon App├ętit ♥

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15 comments:

  1. Yum I love scones and yours look so good! The heart shaped plate and teacup are so cute, where did you get them from?

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  2. They look beautiful. There's nothing like a soft warm scone straight from the oven with cream and jam.
    Loving that pink heat plate. Where is it from?

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  3. your scones look perfect and squeee love the teacup!

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  4. Your scones look awesome!! I myself made scones for the first time and it was a disaster!! Your scones make me want to go and make some right away! :)

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  5. Ahhh I am such a scone lover and your scones look so perfect!! Totally craving one now with tons of strawberry jam for brekkie!

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  6. wow...very yummy scones! They are perfect!

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  7. So pretty, and perfect for afternoon tea! I used to make scones all the time, seems like it's time again to flour up and get baking :)

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  8. They look moist and soft, I love using buttermilk in baking exactly for this reason!

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  9. All my scones end up like your first attempt did as a child. Doesn't seem to matter what recipe I use either. But I'll give this one a try ... one of them has got to work at some point for me lol

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  10. Nutella hmm? My favourite..
    Too good not to share with someone special.

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  11. Thanks for all the comments guys! x

    Jacq & Emma - I know where I got the plates from but I can't remember the name will definitely get back to you when it comes to me x

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  12. Hi,

    May I know what does the icing sugar mixture
    contain?

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  13. Hi Hanushi,

    I just used pure icing sugar which is pretty much just ground up sugar.

    Hope this helps!
    x

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