Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
I adopted this recipe after the original poster, Mean Chef (IHHDRO), departed the site. He posted the recipe on Aug 19, 2002.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, very cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 cup buttermilk (or more)
- egg yolk
- raw sugar
- Put dry ingredients in food processor, pulse to mix.
- Add butter, pulse until butter is in pieces about the size of a hazelnut.
- Dump into bowl.
- Pour in buttermilk and mix with a fork until a shaggy mass forms.
- Form into a disk about 1 1/2 inches high, cut disk in half and in half again.
- Cut each of the 4 pieces either into thirds to get 12 or in half again to get 8.
- Place on parchment lined sheet pan and freeze for 20 minutes Remove from freezer, brush tops with egg yolk/cream mixture sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 400.
Excellent scones which rose beautifully and were a wonderful light texture. I did everything as directed until step No. 5, where I just patted it down and used a round cutter. I just like round scones. Completely forgot to put them in the freezer, but they forgave me. We had them split with jam and whipped cream.
My friend Paula brought these to a bridal shower Sunday. She'd added dried cranberries and served them with an orange butter. I LOVED them!
Another winning MEANCHEF recipe! I made it twice: first time followed the recipe as is - came out perfect. second time, i add some additional brown sugar (almost1/4 cup) and 2 tsp of orange zest - even better! I made good size 8 scones (baked for 10 min. turn off heat, for another 6 min in oven). They are flaky, soft, buttery, and mm-mm good!