Irish Buttermilk Scones / Cheese & Herb Scones

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 8 scones




  • Preheat oven to 450°F (gas mark 8).
  • Sift flour with salt and rub in butter or margarine.
  • For Cheese& Herb Scones add mustard, cheese and herbs to the dry ingredients at this point.
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the egg and most of the buttermilk.
  • Mix quickly to form a soft dough, adding a little extra buttermilk if necessary.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out lightly until 1" thick.
  • Working quickly, cut into 2" rounds.
  • Glaze with egg or milk and set on a floured baking sheet.
  • Before baking, dust scones with cinnamon sugar for Buttermilk Scones or sprinkle a little grated cheese on top of each scone for Cheese& Herb Scones.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until light brown.