Saturday, April 24, 2010

Classic Afternoon Tea - buttermilk scones

The last scone!!!
When you have a few people coming over for Afternoon tea, there's nothing prettier than a batch of freshly made scones with some jam and cream in their own little bowls. There are so many different scone recipes but I have to say, these are my favourite. The buttermilk gives the scones a lovely texture and flavour. This recipe is so simple, you'll have them made and in the oven in no time. Enjoy with jam and lashings of cream, of course!

Pre-heat oven to 200C (fan forced). Place baking paper over a tray, set aside. Place 3  and 1/2 cups Self raising flour, 2 tablespoons caster sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Combine. Add 60g chopped butter and rub through with your fingers until the mix resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the mix and add 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk. Using a flat blade knife, stir until dough almost comes together. Place on a floured surface (or another piece of baking paper on the bench). Knead until dough comes together then using a rolling pin, roll out to a 3cm thickness. Then cut out rounds and place on your tray. Cook for approximately 15 - 17 mins, until golden brown on top and they sound hollow when tapped. Makes approximately 12 - 16.

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