Monday, October 11, 2010

Buttermilk Scones

Today, I made this buttermilk scone recipe from the Food Network. They turned out perfectly and so yummy! I halved the recipe and it worked out just fine.

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup currants (optional)
1 tablespoon heavy cream or regular milk, for brushing
A little bit of sugar, for sprinkling

Do it!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with your fingertips to a coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until combined. Add currants, if desired.

Transfer dough to a floured board and divide into 2 parts. Roll each to 3/4 inch thick rounds. Cut each round into 8 wedges and place slightly separated on a greased baking sheet. Brush the tops with the cream or regular milk and sprinkle with sugar, then bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.


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