Scones originated from Scottish quick-bread and were originally prepared with oat and griddle-baked, but the latest versions are made with flour and are baked in ovens. Nonetheless, some people said the pastry got its origin from Dutch.
What is a scone?
Scones are cake-like and biscuit-like pastries that everyone should know how to make. You can easily make them from scratch or scone mix. A scone mix provides the necessary ingredients or at least some of them and allows you to make delicious and fluffy scones at any time of the day.
The most enjoyable scones are the ones you, your family, and your friends enjoy eating together. They are best served with tea, cream, jam, or honey.
You can easily make buttermilk scones from any scone mixes. These scones have been around and loved for a long time, but they are not as popular as other scones. Some cooks are confused by some recipes, and they do not have confidence in their ability to pop out a batch.
What is wonderful about this flavor?
This flavor provides you with some nice distinctions, they can be sweet or savory and quick to prepare.
|All-purpose flour||3 cups||361 grams|
|Baking powder||4 teaspoons||10 grams|
|Baking soda||1 teaspoon||5 grams|
|Caster sugar||¼ cups||50 grams|
|Chilled and cubed Butter||½ cups||113 grams|
|Buttermilk||1 ½ cups||360 ml|
|Whipped cream and jam||To serve|
|Extra buttermilk||For brushing|
- Preheat oven to 220/200 degrees C – fan-forced.
- Sift your flour. Then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Add butter and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Make a hole in the center of the mixture and add buttermilk. Stir until it forms a sticky dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth.
- Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll the dough until 2cm or 3/4in thick rounds gently. With a round cutter, cut out the scones and press the left over dough together after each cut. Repeat the process to make 14 scones.
- Place the scones on prepared baking tray. Brush with buttermilk or cream. Allow baking for 10 to 15 minutes until they become well risen and golden brown.
Avoid too much kneading. Always use a light hand when kneading the dough.
Cooking Tips for scones
- Ensure that the kneading surface and rolling pin are lightly floured before use.
- Use baking paper when baking scones.
- It is best to serve hot.
Buttermilk scones are a unique treat to serve at your morning tea. These pastries are also great with afternoon tea, cream, jam or honey.
How to store in the freezer?
To save more time, you can reserve some of the prepared dough to make more scones when you need them, or you can bake as many as you want and wrap the leftovers with Clingfilm and store in the freezer or just put them in a zip lock bag where they can last for about 4-5 days.
How to thaw and reheat?
Just remove the Clingfilm and heat in an oven for some minutes whenever you want to enjoy this delicious treat.