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Buttermilk scones

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When you want a treat for afternoon tea, this is the scone recipe to bake! It is flavoursome, light, and just the right partner for summer strawberries.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1 1 Salt
  • 1tsp 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled, diced
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Buttermilk plus extra for glazing
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • Strawberries to serve
  • Clotted cream to serve

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 6). Grease and flour a baking sheet.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Sift together the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 1 1 Salt
    • 1tsp 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled, diced
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the buttermilk and egg and combine together. Knead the dough briefly to even out the texture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Buttermilk plus extra for glazing
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough on a floured surface to a depth of approximately 1cm thick. Use a floured 5 cm cutter to cut out 12 scones, re-rolling the dough if necessary. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cool on a wire rack. Serve cold or warm with sliced strawberries and cream.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Strawberries to serve
    • Clotted cream to serve