28 October 2009

Recipe: Buttermilk Scones

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Serves 4/6

3 cups Flour
1 / 3 cups Sugar
2 1 / 2 tsp Baking Powder
3 / 4 tsp Salt
12 tsp (or 150g) Butter
1 cup Douglasdale Buttermilk
1 / 2 tsp Baking soda (bi-carbonate of soda)

GLAZE

1 tbsp Douglasdale Cream
1 / 4 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Sugar

Method

In a small bowl combine the Douglasdale Cream, cinnamon and sugar, stir to blend.
Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC.
Use ungreased baking sheet.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir well with a fork and aerate.
Add the butter and cut into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or two knives, or work in, using your fingertips, until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
Add the Douglasdale Buttermilk. Mix only until the mixture looks like freshbread crumbs.
Gather the dough into a ball and press so it holds together.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 12 Times.
Pat the dough into a circle 1 / 2 - inch thick.
Brush the dough with the glaze.
Cut the dough into 18 pie shaped pieces.
Place the scones 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for about 12mins or until the tops are brown. Can be served hot or cold.

A WORD FROM THE CHEF...

If desired you can also add currants and grated orange rind to the mixture.

Source: Douglasdale Dairy

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