These moorish scones are a big hit with everyone! Made using buttermilk, which is available in most big supermarkets, rather than the traditional milk we find the rise much better on them whilst also regaining a fluffier, lighter texture. Adapt the recipe according to your occasion we love really cheesy scones or sweet cherry ones. YUMMY!
3 cups of Plain Flour
1/3 cup of Butter melted
1 ¼ Butter Milk
¼ tsp Salt
2 tbsp baking powder
If making sweet scones add 1/3 cup of Sugar and or/dried fruit
Pre heat the oven on the top/bottom heat at 220°
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and butter
Pour the butter milk into the dry mix
If making flavoured scones, at this point add in either grated cheese for savory scones or chopped cherries/raisins for a sweet scone (remember the sugar!)
With a knife combine all the ingredients until fully mixed and they begin to come together
On a clean worksurface sprinkle with flour and pop the scone mixture onto a floured worksurface
As tempting as it may be do not mess with the mix too much, no kneading!
Once the dough has come together and is in a ball, pat down so it is around 3cm high
With a knife cut the dough into 8 sections (they will be triangle in shape)
On a pre-heated baking tray place the scones on it and pop in the oven for 12-15 mins – check they are golden brown and cooked all the way through
Enjoy with lashings of butter!