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?