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Friday, October 8, 2010


What do you bake when you have a tub of clotted cream and Damson jam.
Scones !!   Delicious hot or cold.  Perfect for afternoon tea.

Makes 8-10 scones


  • 50g butter
  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp bakingsoda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 ml buttermilk


  • Preheat  oven to 220°C
  • Grease and flour a baking sheet or line baking sheet with paper
  • Place the butter, flour, baking soda and salt into a roomy baking bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Make a well in the center and stir in enough buttermilk to make a soft dough. Do not add all the buttermilk at one go. Add just enough for the crumbs to stick together.  I needed less. 
  • Turn the mixture onto a floured board and knead lightly, roll out to 3cm  thick.
  • Cut 8 rounds with a 5cm cutter or cut into triangles with a sharp knife.  Note: If you do not have a cutter, try to find an alternative with sharp edges.  I tried using a drinking glass and result was lopsided scones.  
  • Place on the baking tray and brush with beaten egg or with leftover buttermilk. 
  • Bake 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown and well risen.
  • Cool on a wire rack before serving.
Serve clotted cream and damson jam.
Alternative will be drollops of fresh cheese and strawberry jam.

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