Buttermilk Scones (Biscuits)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Australian Super Food Ideas. We found these to be easy to make and served with diet jam (no sugar) and a dollop of cream.


  1. Preheat oven to 220 degree C (200 C for fan forced oven).
  2. Grease and flour a 8cm deep, 19cm (base) square cake tin.
  3. Place flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add butter and using fingertips rub butter in flour mix until mix resembles fine breadcrumbs (or give it a quick buzz in the food processor and then transfer mix to a bowl).
  5. Make a well in the centre and add buttermilk and using a flat bladed knife, stir until dough almost comes together.
  6. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.
  7. Press out to a 3cm thick round.
  8. Dip a 5cm round cutter into flour to prevent dough sticking and cut out scones (biscuits).
  9. Gently press leftover dough pieces together and repeat cutting out more scones - should make a total of 16 scones.
  10. Place scones, touching into prepared tin.
  11. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until light golden and hollow when tapped on top.
  12. Serve with jam and cream or honey (or golden syrup) and cream .
Most Helpful

YUMMY!!! Food.com won't let me put stars - but I give them a 5!

A Good Thing May 22, 2012

Super TASTY and very FLUFFY scones! They were so easy and quick to put together and made for a wonderful breakfast treat this morning. I made some of them without the sugar and topped them with grated cheese before baking, which was really nice as well. These scones have a wonderful texture and a delicate not overly sweet taste. I made the full batch and got 10 big scones out of it. Thanks so much for sharing this gem of a recipe, I'm Pat! I will surely make it again! Made and reviewed for Every Day is a Holiday Tag Game March 2009.

Lalaloula March 31, 2009

Delicious scones/biscuits!!! So quick and easy using the self-raising flour. I too, didn't add the sugar as was serving with a sweet fruit salad. I cut the recipe to serve 4 and that worked out perfectly. Thanks for sharing I'mPat. Made for PRMR tag.

diner524 January 03, 2009