Buttermilk scones with sugar tops recipe

  • Serves 12
  • 15mins to prepare, 12mins to cook
  • 232 calories / serving
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Heat oven to 220C,200C fan, gas 7 and grease a large baking sheet. Tip the flour into a large bowl and stir in the baking powder, sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your finger tips until it is completly encorporated then stir in the buttermilk with the blade of a knife to make a soft dough.

Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and pat out with your hands until about 4-5cm thick. Stamp out rounds using a small, floured cutter then place the scones on the baking tray, spaced apart. Brush with milk, scatter with sugar and bake for 12 minutes until golden. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 100g butter, diced
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • milk, for brushing
  • caster or demerara sugar
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  • Energy 975kj 232kcal 12%
  • Fat 8g 11%
  • Saturates 5g 23%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35.5g Protein 4.6g Fibre 1.7g


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