Sunday, 5 March 2017

Buttermilk Scones

There's nothing I love more than the smell of freshly baked scones early in the morning. It's almost like a childhood memory coming alive; my grandmother started baking these simple scones for me when I was just four years old and so it was only inevitable that I would end baking them on my own. I strongly believe that Sunday mornings are for indulging a little even if it means baking for a hungry brood of 3 as well.  All I want is light and fluffy scones that go well with butter and jam, not exactly asking for much right? Here is how you can make these beautifully light buttermilk scones, all you need is 30 minutes.
Preparation time: 15 minutes                                                 Cooking time: 15 minutes.

What you need:
  • 1 and half cups self raising flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • half a tsp bicarb of soda
  • 40g butter, cut into small cubes
  • 175ml buttermilk


Method:
  1. Sift flour, sugar, soda together into a medium sized bowl. 
  2. Rub in the butter lightly with your fingertips until mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add buttermilk bit by bit to form a soft dough. Mix quickly and carefully. 
  4. On a floured surface, knead the dough then roll it. 
  5. Tear off dough and roll into balls then bake for 10-15 minutes at 200oC.

Good Morning!
Nokhuthula xo
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