Buttery Scone Ring

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400 deg F/200 deg Celsius.
  • Whip together the oil and egg.
  • Add the buttermilk or yoghurt. Beat well.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Mix in the liquid mixture until a soft dough forms. Work lightly and quickly: scones do not like heavy hands.
  • On a floured board, pat the dough flat until about 1 1/2 inch thick.
  • Press out circles with a cookie cutter.
  • Pack these rounds, with edges overlapping a tiny bit, around the rim of a greased pie plate or other shallow round oven dish.
  • There should be about 8 - 10 scones, and they fit into most regular-sized pie dishes.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the topping, making sure the butter is hot -- not boiling!
  • Spread the topping carefully over the raw scone ring with a wooden spoon, a knife or a spatula.
  • Sprinkle over a little extra cayenne (or paprika powder) over for colour.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until puffy and golden.
  • Serve hot or warm, and extra butter is unnecessary.
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