Buttermilk sconesby Jill May
|Preperation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
|350g self-raising flour;
100g caster sugar;
85g butter, cut into small pieces;
175ml buttermilk (or natural low-fat yogurt);
whipped cream and strawberry jam to serve.
makes approx 12 scones
|Put the flour and sugar in a bowl and mix
together. Using your fingertips, rub in the flour until the mixture
resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre and add the
buttermilk. Mix to form a soft dough.
Briefly kneed the dough on a lightly floured surface. Press the dough out to a thickness of about 2.5cm. Cut out rounds with a 5cm cutter.
Place the scones on a baking sheet, spaced a little apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 200c/fan 180c/gas 6, until risen and light golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream and jam!
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