Easy Buttermilk Scones

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Baking time: 20 minutes
  • Makes: 8
  • Freezing: Excellent
3 cups (750 mL) Brodie® Self Raising Cake and Pastry Flour
¼ cup (50 mL) sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
1 ¼ cups (300 mL) buttermilk
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
Beaten egg, optional
SUGAR IN THE RAW®, Natural Turbinado Sugar, optional
1 Preheat oven to 425F° (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 Combine flour and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
3 Add buttermilk, vanilla and variations if using, and mix until a soft dough forms.
4 Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead gently, adding more flour if necessary, to ensure dough doesn’t stick.
5 Pat into an 8” (20 cm) round. Cut into 8 triangles. Place on prepared baking sheet. For a golden top, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with natural sugar.
6 Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.