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“My grandmother will be 96 this year, she was born in Banffshire, Scotland in 1915. She lived on her own, in her house until she was 92 and it was only because of her failing eyesight that she had to move into a senior's lodge. Her health is amazing but unable to keep her mind active like she used to, she is struggling with memory issues. She is my hero. In honour of her and to preserve the few recipes I have from her, I've decided to share them here. Prep & cooking times are approx as it's been awhile since I've made these. These scones are so yummy, best served warm and with real butter, maybe some marmalade, a slice of sharp cheddar or whatever your pleasure. From when I was a wee lassie until she moved she always had a batch ready when I visited. Please use real, fresh buttermilk for this recipe, substitutions will not do it justice :). Enjoy!! NB:I'm planning to try whole wheat, I'll post my results then :) If you beat me to it I'd love to hear the results.”
12 Scones

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix melted butter and enough buttermilk in a measuring cup to make 2 cups of liquid, dissolve baking soda in the liquid.
  3. Slowly work the liquid into the dry ingredients until a nice dough forms (you may not need all the milk so do this in stages). The dough should be easily handled and not sticky.
  4. Divide dough in half and shape into a round ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/2" thick round and cut into pie shaped wedges (a pizza cutter works good for this).
  6. Fry in a dry electric pan at 350°F (no butter/pam/oil please) until a nice golden brown.
  7. Flip and brown other side.
  8. Serve warm. (Can be reheated in a toaster).
  9. Alternatively, you can roll the doll out and use a glass to cut rounds. Grandma did that sometimes too (while I snuck behind and stole the scraps before she could roll them out again lol).

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