Buttermilk Scones

I don’t care what anyone says… but Scones are amazing….

They take next to no time to whip up… and when served still slightly warm with a lashing of good butter, some homemade jam and a dollop of cream… they make one forget about anything wrong with the world… well, at least for the moments that they melt and crumble in your mouth. And they taste so good – that not having a second one would actually be wrong…


Would I lie to you?

I remember as a child, making a batch of scones in our house in Charlo (Port Elizabeth) when I was a teenager with my mommabear… Saturday/Sunday afternoons were never the same again. There were (in all honesty) a few instances where the scones didn’t rise or they were left in the oven too long and became biscuits… but 9 times out of 10 – they were pretty perfect. We used a drinking high-ball glass to cut out the round shapes (dipped in flour of course to stop the dough from sticking) … and either apricot jam or grated cheddar cheese was waiting while those round treats were rising and baking in the oven.


Isn’t it amazing how some items of food evoke the most amazing memories? Especially the ones that get you smiling …

I saw this recipe in the BBC Olive Magazine (March 2011 issue) and I knew that using Buttermilk as an ingredient really makes a difference to the texture and taste… a good difference…

and what do you know… I just happened to have some buttermilk in the fridge 🙂

Buttermilk scones

they tasted as good as they looked! promise!

they tasted as good as they looked! promise!

500g self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking flour

1 egg

250ml Buttermilk

60g butter

1 Tablespoon caster sugar

½ teaspoon of salt

scones ingredients

  • sift the flour and baking powder
  • scone flour weigh in
  • cut the butter into little chunks and use your fingers to rub into the flour mixture (making it crumbly)
  • scones mix butter
  • Stir in the sugar and salt
  • Beat the egg and buttermilk together
  • scones mixtures
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients
  • and mix together to make a dough
  • scone dough
  • place on a floured surface, press out to 3cm height and cut out your scones (I used a cookie cutter about 5/6cm in width)
  • scones cutter
  • Bake for 15minutes at 200C
  • scones pre oven
  • scones post oven
  • Serve with lashings of butter, jam and a dollop of clotted cream – YUM
  • scones final

4 thoughts on “Buttermilk Scones

  1. Whou wouldn’t agree that scones are amazing? Weird people… I went to Ireland at the weekend and my only shocker was that they don’t have clotted cream. To me, clotted cream makes a good scone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s