Indulge in the delicious tradition of afternoon tea with our irresistible buttermilk scones. Nothing compares to the heavenly aroma and comforting warmth of these freshly baked treats straight from the oven. With their golden crust and soft, buttery interior, our scones are the perfect accompaniment to a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Made with the finest ingredients and a generous splash of buttermilk, each bite offers a delicate balance of sweetness and spice. Whether you top them with clotted cream and jam or enjoy them on their own, these scones will definitely enhance your tea experience.
- 350g self-raising flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- a good pinch of salt
- 85g butter
- 284 ml carton of buttermilk
Strawberry scone cake
Make half the scone recipe but add 1 tsp
Add baking powder to the dry ingredients,
and 4 tablespoons of milk with the buttermilk.
Place in a floured 20cm sandwich tin,
Smooth the surface and bake as described above
20 minutes until cooked. After it has cooled, add toppings
200 ml double cream, whipped with
some powdered sugar. Drizzle with 5 tbsp
Add berry jam and pile up
some halved strawberries, then pollinate
everything with powdered sugar.
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas 7/fan 200°C.
- Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- Add the butter, cut into small pieces and rub with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the buttermilk and mix lightly and quickly until a soft dough forms.
- Knead very briefly, then roll out 2 cm thick.
- Cut the dough into sixteen 5cm circles.
- Place the circles on a baking sheet with some space between them.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the scones have risen and are light golden in color.
Equipment and tools
To make buttermilk scones you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- dough cutter or two knives
- baking tray
- Cooling rack
- rolling pin
- Surface dusted with flour
- Pastry brush
The buttermilk scones contain the following allergens:
- Gluten (from self-raising flour)
- Dairy products (from butter and buttermilk)
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To preserve their freshness, you can also wrap the scones individually in cling film before storing. If necessary, you can reheat the scones in the microwave or oven before serving.
Health Benefits of Buttermilk Scones
Buttermilk scones are not only a delicious treat, but they also offer several health benefits. Here are some of the top benefits of including buttermilk scones in your diet:
1. Good source of carbohydrates
Buttermilk scones, made from self-raising flour, are high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and provide energy for various body functions.
2. Calcium for strong bones
Adding buttermilk to these scones adds a good amount of calcium to the recipe. Calcium is important for strong bones and teeth and also plays an important role in muscle function and blood clotting.
3. Supply of B vitamins
Buttermilk is a natural source of B vitamins and, when combined with the ingredients in buttermilk scones, provides important nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid. B vitamins are crucial for energy production, brain function and red blood cell formation.
4. Moderate butter content
Although butter is an ingredient in buttermilk scones, the amount used is modest. This helps control the overall calorie count. Additionally, butter adds flavor and moisture to the scones, making them pleasant to eat without compromising health.
5. Customizable and nutritious toppings
Buttermilk scones can be topped with various nutritious ingredients such as fresh berries, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Additionally, the addition of double cream whipped cream provides a source of healthy fats and a creamy texture that complements the scones.
Overall, buttermilk scones are a delicious way to incorporate important nutrients into your diet while enjoying a delicious snack. Remember to consume them in moderation as part of a balanced diet plan for optimal health benefits.