Buttermilk scones with sugar tops recipe

Buttermilk scones with sugar tops recipe

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Afternoon tea wouldn't be complete without a buttery batch of scones. This simple recipe uses buttermilk in the scone dough for extra flavour, and scatters the tops of the scones with sugar for a golden, crunchy finish. See method

  • Serves 12
  • 15mins to prepare, 12mins to cook
  • 232 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, diced
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • milk, for brushing
  • caster or demerara sugar

Each serving contains

  • 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

Method

  1. Heat oven to gas 7, 220'C, fan 200'C and grease a large baking sheet. Tip the flour into a large bowl and stir in the baking powder, sugar and ¼ 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.
  2. 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 mins until golden.

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