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Buttermilk Tea Scones

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If you want something to nibble on with your afternoon tea or coffee this would be it, Buttermilk Tea Scones with butter, jam, and a clotted cream.

What is the secret of making good scones?

  1. Use good quality ingredients.
  2. Self-rising flour is already salted, so if you’re using self-rising flour, be sure to use unsalted butter.
  3. Don’t soften your butter.
  4. If it’s hot in your kitchen, freeze your butter before making scones.
  5. Cut your butter into cubes.

What do the British put on scones?

 Scones are most commonly made either plain or with raisins and sultanas. Although they can be enjoyed with any topping, the Brits traditionally enjoy scones as part of a cream, or afternoon, tea. Generally, scones are topped with clotted cream and jam – usually strawberry.

Scones

The scone is a basic component of the cream tea. It differs from teacakes and other types of sweets that are made with yeast. A scone is a baked good, usually made of either wheat or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent, and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.[1] The scone is a basic component of the cream tea. It differs from teacakes and other types of sweets that are made with yeast. Scones were chosen as the Republic of Ireland representative for Café Europe during the Austrian Presidency of the European Union in 2006, while the United Kingdom chose shortbread. 

And I made soft, delicious scones for tea. Scones are a delicious favorite in our home.

Yield: 10-12 depending on size

Buttermilk Tea Scones

An image of a platter filled with freshly baked Buttermilk Tea Scones

And I made soft, delicious scones for tea, scones, a delicious favorite in our home.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups flour or self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 180 ml buttermilk (milk or sour milk will also work)

Instructions

  1. Mix egg and milk together
  2. In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder
  3. Add salt
  4. Rub in butter
  5. Add sugar
  6. Mix lightly
  7. Gradually add the milk and egg mixture
  8. Mix gently, do not over mix
  9. Once the dough comes together
  10. Place on a floured surface, flatten till about 2 cm
  11. Cut into scone shapes
  12. Brush with egg
  13. Bake at 200C/400F for 20 minutes

Notes

Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes- Saffas Daily Recipes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 25mgSodium 339mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 6g

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Magic Baking Powder 450 Gram
Magic Baking Powder 450 Gram
King Arthur Flour Self Rising Flour 5 Pound Bag
King Arthur Flour Self Rising Flour 5 Pound Bag
Buttermilk Tea Scones

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