Strawberry & Buttermilk Scones

23/10/2017

Strawberry & Buttermilk Scones

 

1 cup strawberries

2 tablespoons sugar

Mix together in a small bowl to soften while making the scone dough.

 

In a large bowl combine:

2 cups white flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

 

Rub 100g cold cubed butter into the flour until breadcrumb-like texture - don’t over mix or the butter will melt resulting in tough scones. 

 

In a jug whisk together 2/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk + 1/3 cup yogurt) with 1 small egg

Pour this over the dry mixture, add the sugared strawberries, and use a butter knife to quickly combine into a dough. If dry add a splash extra buttermilk. 

Tip onto a floured bench and briefly knead into a smooth dough. Pat into a rectangle 2cm high and use a 5cm scone cutter to cut into 8 scones. Or cut into 8 triangles with a sharp knife. Place the scones on a greased baking tray, brush with milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 220C for 12 minutes until light and fluffy. 

Eat warm from the oven.