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Irish Buttermilk Scones / Cheese & Herb Scones

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“Perfect to go with your morning coffee or a great afternoon snack with hot tea. The secret to making good scones is a quick, light hand when mixing, and a hot oven.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
8 scones
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (gas mark 8).
  2. Sift flour with salt and rub in butter or margarine.
  3. For Cheese& Herb Scones add mustard, cheese and herbs to the dry ingredients at this point.
  4. Make a well in the centre and pour in the egg and most of the buttermilk.
  5. Mix quickly to form a soft dough, adding a little extra buttermilk if necessary.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out lightly until 1" thick.
  7. Working quickly, cut into 2" rounds.
  8. Glaze with egg or milk and set on a floured baking sheet.
  9. 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.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light brown.

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