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How to make the perfect scones July 15, 2007

Posted by Sarah in baking, dining in, food, home made, scones.

Do I like scones? Do I love scones? Do WE LOVE scones?

The recipe here makes 6 massive scones. Enough for two people to eat and stuff themselves on.

Buttermilk Scones (my way)

Preheat oven to 200°C

Place the following ingredients in a food processor:

3 cups Organic white flour

60g cubed cold unsalted butter

2 heaped teaspoons baking powder

1 pinch salt

Whizz together quickly until the butter has been chopped through the flour. This should take 20 – 30 seconds at the most.

Pour this mixture into a bowl and add:

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

(at this point you can also add 1 cup of dried fruit if you like – dates work well)


Stir together gently with a knife until the mixture starts to come together. Tip the mixture out onto a floured bench and knead lightly into a round shape.


Flatten slightly and cut through to make six triangles.


Place on greased tray with a gap of 1cm between each scone. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.


Cook in the middle of a hot oven for 20 minutes, until starting to brown on the outsides.


Make yourself a cup of tea to have while you wait. And wait. And wait.


Enjoy with said cup of tea. Serve with liberal amounts of jam and cream.




1. Kate - July 16, 2007

Damn, I wish we’d flagged the lunch mission to Newport Arms now! Promise we can do scones again this weekend?

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