As a person with English/Scottish/Irish heritage I love me a good, tender, flaky, fresh and homemade scone.
Of course finding the recipe that meets all these requirements is another story altogether! I’ve spent years searching out and trying various scone recipes, and this is The One.
The One Scone Recipe I have made time and time again.
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp flaked sea salt
1/2 cup (or 1 cube) cold butter, cut into 1″ sections
3/4 cup buttermilk
A Note: always use the highest quality ingredients you can get your hands on, it makes a difference! I use Bob’s Red Mill and Darigold products in these scones and they are perfecto!
In a bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together, scatter around the 1″ sections of butter, using a pastry blender or fork, blend in the butter until it looks like all crumby bits.
Now add the buttermilk, mix together just until it forms a solid ball.
Divide the ball into two sections.
Slightly flatten each section about an inch apart on a ungreased (remember you put in a whole stick of butteh!) cookie sheet or half pan until it resembles an oversize hockey puck.
With a knife, cut each section into quarters, going all the way down thru the dough.
If you choose, brush the tops of your dough with melted butter.
Bake in preheated oven at 425 for 13-15 minutes.
Slather on your favorite toppings, pour a fresh cuppa and Enjoy 😛