Featherlight Buttermilk Scones


These Buttermilk Scones are featherlight and irresistable - try them, and your family will beg for more. From the old school....

4 cups self-raising flour

60g butter

3/4 cup water

2 Tablespoons caster sugar

1 cup buttermilk

milk for glazing

whipped cream

jams and butters of your choice


Sift flour and sugar into a bowl, rub in butter. Make a well in the centre, add combined buttermilk and water all at once.

Mix to a soft dough with a knife, just until ingredients cling together.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface, knead until smooth. Press dough out to a thickness of 3cm. Cut into rounds with a 5cm cutter.

Place scones, just touching, into greased lamington pan. Glaze with milk, bake in hot oven for 10 minutes or until golden.

Turn onto a wire rack to cool. Serve with jams, butters and whipped cream.