Sweet Treats

18 Jan


BUTTERMILK SCONES Growing up my Grandparents used to live next door and no it wasn’t all Everyone Loves Raymond! One of my fondest memories was walking through the little garden path every Sunday to visit my Grandma for morning tea. We would talk about school and enjoy some honey sweetened tea and fluffy buttermilk scones. When ever I have a scone it brings back these memories. Feeling a little bit nostalgic I decided to attempt to recreate my Grandma’s Buttermilk Scone recipe. These scones turned out ok and tasted fine, but were not as fluffy as I hoped. I think I may have over-kneaded the dough and undercooked them slightly but you know what they say; Practice makes perfect.
4 cups of self raising flour
3 tablespoons of caster sugar
4 tablespoons of butter
1 3/4 cups of buttermilk

What to do:
Preheat your oven to 200°C and grease and flour a baking tray. In a large bowl sift in your flour and sugar and gently knead in the butter using your fingertips. Once a fine breadcrumb has formed gradually add in the buttermilk and using a knife stir your mixture until a soft dough has formed. Knead your dough until it comes together then using a floured rolling pin roll out onto a floured surface. You want a dough about 3cm. Be careful not to overdo the kneading as it may result in doughy scones. Using a round cookie cutter or floured cup, cut out your scones and place evenly on your pre-prepared tray about 3cm apart. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until your scones are golden and sound hallow when tapped. Serve warm with your favourite jam and some fresh cream. Makes about 18 scones.

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11 Responses to “Sweet Treats”

  1. veenashankar January 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Simple recipe will try soon

  2. whilehewasout January 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Grandma’s recipes are the best : )) I really like the way your decorated for this picture, great colors and that plate, can I have one too? :)

    • Becky K. January 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      I have to agree with you there but they always seem to taste better when Grandma makes them! Must be the love! haha
      Thanks. The plate was a markdown from Target, I think it was a mismatch from a set so it only cost me $2
      xo Becky

  3. Trish January 19, 2013 at 3:43 am #

    I love grandma memories! My grandma always fed me Haagen Daz vanilla ice cream. Still, to this day, my favorite ice cream.


    • Becky K. January 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Me too and that’s so sweet! I love it when little things bring back memories, it always makes me smile like an idiot! haha
      xo Becky

  4. telesma January 20, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    If you can get a softer flour, they might turn out fluffier. In the US, you want one of the southern brands, White Lily or Martha White. They’re made from a lower gluten “soft” winter wheat, so they turn out much lighter biscuits, scones, and pancakes. The other option is to mix half regular flour and half cake flour and add your baking powder and salt for a lighter, DIY self rising flour. You can google for the proportions. Other than that, all the usual pastry handling rules apply - keep your ingredients cold, handle the dough as little as possible, roll them on a cold surface, etc.

    • Becky K. January 20, 2013 at 10:31 am #

      Excellent tips thanks so much for sharing! I will have to try out this DIY SR flour :) It was 35 degrees C when I made these so am thinking this heat may have effected my dough too

  5. chilipadiskitchen July 3, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Made your scones!! LOVED it! :)

    • Becky K. July 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)
      They look great!
      Following your lovely blog now too
      xo Becky

  6. chilipadiskitchen July 3, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Loved the scones I made!



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