Mean Chef's Buttermilk Scones

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by newspapergal

I adopted this recipe after the original poster, Mean Chef (IHHDRO), departed the site. He posted the recipe on Aug 19, 2002.

Top Review by Jangomango

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put dry ingredients in food processor, pulse to mix.
  2. Add butter, pulse until butter is in pieces about the size of a hazelnut.
  3. Dump into bowl.
  4. Pour in buttermilk and mix with a fork until a shaggy mass forms.
  5. Form into a disk about 1 1/2 inches high, cut disk in half and in half again.
  6. Cut each of the 4 pieces either into thirds to get 12 or in half again to get 8.
  7. Place on parchment lined sheet pan and freeze for 20 minutes Remove from freezer, brush tops with egg yolk/cream mixture sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes at 400.

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