Butter Milk Scones

Sometimes I feel like being a little naughty. But sugar free naughty. So I usually whip up something. The other night I wanted scones. The only recipe I could find was for buttermilk scones. Not having any buttermilk on hand I gritted my teeth and waited it out. The next day I hit the shops for some {I could have made some with the cream in my fridge using the Thermomix but really, what’s the use of scones without cream to put on top!?}. And so, it was on.

You’ll need;

  • 400g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar {I didn’t use it, it worked out fine}
  • Pinch salt
  • 60g Butter
  • 380g Buttermilk

Then put the following into a bowl and combine gently. I used my Thermomix. Just because. It made it easier to combine as the batter is really wet. REALLY wet. So flour up your hands and enjoy the sticky. Bundle them together in scones shaped lumps. I used a little of the left over buttermilk to wet the tops instead of milk before putting them in the preheated to 220 degree oven.

It will probably take 10-15 minutes to cook, but they are really done when you can tap the top and it’s hollow sounding. A nice golden brown colour helps too. Be patient. I know they smell awesome. Wait it out. Then serve with ridiculous amounts of butter or cream. Probably not at once. But each to their own!

A scone is a thing of real beauty. Don’t you agree?

  • I made a sponge yesterday. I have never made a sponge before.
    Everyone I consulted about it before embarking on this baking adventure mentioned scones in the same sentence.

    Apparently both of them require the knack of not over working.

    I have never made scones before either.

    P.S. Yesterday I finally came to the conclusion I need a food processor. I much, much prefer to do things by hand, but sometimes one has to succumb to the evils of a mechanised kitchen. What is it with everyone having a Thermomix all of the sudden??? I see them popping up in all manner of conversations. Does everyone need a blender, steamer, scales, food processor, grater, juicer, slow cooker, beater, kneader and 4th year chef apprentice all in one? Am I missing out on something? Should I mortgage the house?

    • I’ve never made a sponge either. It’s hard to compete with my Dad’s mother. She made the BEST sponge.

      Good luck with scones! 😉

      I’ve had mine for almost 12 months. Love my apprentice. Use it all the time. Funny you should say mortgage the house because we bought ours with proceeds from a house sale! Haha.

  • Sheri Bomb

    I can’t make scones for crap 😛 But I do love eating them 😉 Also, for a slightly healthier option to the cream try the sweet philly (although maybe not sugar free friendly?)

    Funnily enough, I also posted a recipe on my blog today 😛

    • Ooooo. I’ll check out what’s cooking over at the home of the Sheri bomb when I get home.

      Just get a good recipe. And go fast, have a hot oven and don’t muck around with the dough too much. And heck. Enjoy the failed batches. 😛

  • Toni

    These are to DIE FOR with roast chicken and gravy. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    • Oooooo! Nice idea. Am going to pick up a roast chicken with the groceries. Mmmmm.

  • Kelsey

    FYI – you can make buttermilk from regular milk. Just add add a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk, and let stand for 5 minutes.

    • So I hear since posting this! GREAT tip. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Your scones look delicious! I haven’t made any since the lemonade scones I made about two years ago.

    I have a no-fail sponge cake recipe. so simple, turns out well every time. Unless you leave it in the oven and burn it….

    • They were! So good. Mmmm.

      Ooooo. PLEASE send me that recipe. Pretty please with sugar on top!

  • Lucy

    I am licking my iPad. I am low carbing it diet wise. Scones are a no no. (But I have lost heaps of weight this week, so worth it.)


    • Another time perhaps. Haha. I need to drop some carbs out too. Been overindulging, you know, because I can.

      It feels like ages, can we book in a time to catch up? When are the kids back at school? Was that this week for you guys?

  • Ther is nothing better than a fresh scone with jam and cream! And I concur with AnkeB all of a sudden everyone is talking about Thermomixers! I don’t even know what they are or what they do, but I do sense they are pricey! 🙂