Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A great accompaniment to soup or served on its own spread with cream cheese and smoked deli meats. Shredded Parmesan is also a nice addition to this but it will make the dough a little harder to work with. Found in an old book of mine called "A handful of Herbs"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 220.C.
  2. Sift flour with salt & bi-carb soda into a bowl.
  3. Rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs and then quickly mix in combined buttermilk & sill to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured board, knead lightly, then roll out to about 2cm thickness.
  5. Stamp out 5cm circles or cut into triangles.
  6. Bake on a lightly floured baking sheet for 12-15 mins, until well risen & golden brown.


Most Helpful

Mmm. The flavor of these reminds me of a really good cracker. The texture is soooooo tender and moist, with a light crisp crust. Thanks for posting! If you're having trouble with the conversions, this is what I used: 4 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/3 tablespoons butter (3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon) 1 1/4 cup buttermilk

Chocolatl January 06, 2014

WOW, what a winning recipe!!!! The scones are light and fluffy on the inside with a nice chunky crusty top and such a yummy dill flavour! Mmmmm, so moreish! I used a combination of whole spelt and whole rye flour due to dietary reasons, but other than that stuck to your recipe and it was great! I still cant believe how very tasty these easy scones were. Out of half the recipe I got 8 nicely sized round scones. I will definitely make these over and over and over again! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this absolute keeper with us, Mandy! Made and reviewd for 1-2-3-Hit Wonders May 2010.

Lalaloula May 16, 2010

These are good! Especially with cream cheese. I, too, had some trouble with the conversion. Here's what Zaar gave me: 17 2/3 ounces plain flour, 1 5/8 ounces butter, 1 1/3 cups buttermilk. I initially used 2 1/4 cups flour and 3 Tablespoons butter. The recipe says "soft" dough and I got sticky, so I probably added about 1/2 cup more flour. Still a little sticky, but they turned out delicious. Reveiwed for ZWT4

mliss29 June 12, 2008

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