12 March 2009

Buttermilk Scones


Here is a quick and easy buttermilk scone recipe that I adapted from one of my mother in law's recipes.  She makes THE BEST scones!  I made these last week to bring to a play date.  They were extremely quick and very flavorful and tender.  The boys and I were still ready to leave the house at 9:15 am and I did not even get up early to make them!  Technically, I'm not sure that they can be called scones since I did not cut them before baking, but instead cut them into wedges after baking.  Does that make them wedges of buttermilk scone pie instead?  Whatever the are, add these to your list of recipes you can make when you have only a little bit of time.


Buttermilk Scones by Joie de vivre

Ingredients:

2 c. high gluten, unbleached white flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbls. unsalted butter, melted
2/3 c. buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. rum extract

Directions:

1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  Mix all ingredients together well in a large bowl.  Dough will be very wet and sticky.
3.  Put dough into a greased pie pan.
4.  Place into the oven and bake until slightly browned on top, about 30 minutes.

33 comments:

Chef E said...

I love scones! Traditional English scones are shaped like yours, and then cut into wedges...but the pie version looks delicious!

Wandering Coyote said...

Man, do I ever LOVE scones!

Karen said...

Looks good... I haven't made scones in ages and they're so good!

Re the egg beaters... they're pasturized so there's no threat of salmonella :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ahhh buttermilk scones . . . I don't think it matters what you call them or how you cut them, buttermilk scones are my favorite.
Scone pie sounds like a fun way for a change.

Diana said...

Ooh that sounds delicious! I don't have rum extract, but I have coconut rum!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a terrific scone recipe and you're right it looks so simple and looks so good! Buttermilk and scones together, how tasty!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They must be very light and moist! I love scones!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jescel said...

to be honest, i haven't had scones! it's time to try this, huh? this loooks good..

Varsha Vipins said...

So simple n yum..!!!

Esi said...

I absolutely love scones! They are so easy to make and can be done so many countless ways. These look fantastic.

duodishes said...

This is the best scones recipe every! Just toss in one pan, bake and cut. So much easier. Love love love it.

The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan said...

Wow- you have been busy in the kitchen! I'm liking these scones!

Reeni♥ said...

They look beautiful! I don't have the patience for rolling and cutting, I love these!

Pierce said...

Love the photos and of course, the recipes. With St Pat's day coming on I may incorporate your buttermilk scones into the theme!

Daily Spud said...

Buttermilk scone pie? A wedge of that will do nicely!

Irene said...

Oh, perfect, I was just thinking about making scones this weekend! I love the tang that buttermilk gives to scones.

Sarah Herman said...

Sounds great, hmmm what could I pair this with!? The posibilties are endless!

Bob said...

Call it whatever you want, that sounds good!

Stash said...

scones are definitely hit or miss for me- i trust these are a hit ;D. i'm going back to VA in a few weeks to see my friend Caroline who always made great ones, so they're definitely a referential food for me. btw what blogroll widget do you use??

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Scones sound excellent right now!

sowmya said...

sounds delicious and simple ..

Julie said...

Yum! I love the idea of cutting them after baking. Much easier I'm sure :)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Joy, I love scones. I'm getting ready to try these chocolate scones a found a recipe for. But these buttermilk ones you made look and sound wonderful.

Emily said...

I love buttermilk. I love scones. So I know I would like these!

Sam said...

I love to have quick recipes to hand and this sounds great, whatever you call it!

Donna-FFW said...

Scones are a favorite of mine. These sound wonderful with the addition of rum.. Oh, btw, go to brazil,, my reference for a certain type of waxing...

ChefBliss.com said...

I love scones, and this looks like a fantastic recipe! Can't wait to try it!!!

ChefBliss.com said...

I also love the pie shape -- we make fudge pie which is kind of like brownies but in a pie shape and it's another quick, simple and absolutely delicious treat!! Sorry I just had to comment again! :)

Curry Leaf said...

wow,the recipe looks so easy and they have come out perfect.looks so light and moist.

pigpigscorner said...

I've never seen scones in this shape before! Love scones with clotted cream and jam...yum yum

Sophie said...

MMMMMM... I just adore scones!!! MMMMM....

Mommy Gourmet said...

I love scones too! yumm

Nicole said...

Yum. And I love the fast way that you bake it by doing it in the dish all together.

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