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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!
Very buttery and lightly sweet! Very nice texture! Thank you Mean Chef, the whole family loved them!
I've already made these twice in the past 2 weeks and now I am making them again! I made them for my bible study and another time just for family and everyone loved them. We ate them w/ apple butter! I think this Saturday instead of pancakes for the kiddos were going to have these- Yum! I had bought the large carton of buttermilk since they were out of the small and found this recipe to help use it up, so glad I did! Thanks!!! Oh I did up the sugar about 3 Tbs or so.
THE BAKING TIME GIVEN IS TOO SHORT for this recipe. The crust baked well and was delicious. Inside they were very doughy. I had to return them to the oven to finish baking them (I turned off the heat). This is a tasty recipe, but definitely needs some adjustment to the baking time and probably the temperature as well.
Excellent recipe that provided a moist texture and delicious flavor. Putting it in the freezer for 20 mins before baking makes a difference in the outcome of the scones.
Favorite scone recipe! I skip the freezer step and they always turn out great anyway. We like them served with strawberries over the top too...sort of like an elegant strawberry shortcake. :) thanks for sharing!
Wonderful recipe! I didn't have a food processor so I used a pastry cutter to cut in the butter. I made them more pea sized than hazelnut sized. The phrase "shaggy mass" was a little confusing to me and since the buttermilk could be 1 cup or more, I think I added a little too much buttermilk. Also, I did not freeze the dough and it did run a bit. Next time I'll do that. I added about 1 tsp orange zest and 1 cup of dried cranberries - delish! I'm extremely pleased with this recipe and will use it again. I didn't have cream (which was why I was looking for a buttermilk scone recipe), so for the top, I used ff milk and sprinkled with sugar. It was just lovely along with our tea.