Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Maple Buttermilk Scones

I love scones! 

Do you? If you do, this recipe is for you, it's so very easy to make!

Often you find when you go to the shops, some scones are very dough-y, some are flour-y while some are just plain dense and dry.

These scones on the other hand are light and fluffy, crumbly but still holds it's shape at the same time.

Try it and tell me what you think.

This recipe was adapted from Joythebaker.

All you need:
(makes about 12 scones)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 pinches of sea salt flakes
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, but into small cubes (170g)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3/4 cup cold buttermilk

5 tablespoons of milk to brush the top of the scones before baking + sprinkled with some sugar

All you need to do:
1- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2 - In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  
3 - Cut in butter (using your fingers or a pastry cutter) until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Work the butter into the dry ingredients until some of the butter flakes.
4 - In a separate bowl, combine egg, maple syrup, and milk and beat lightly.
5 - Add mixture to dry ingredients, mix with wooden spoon until just combined.
6 - Turn out onto a floured board and knead until dough just comes together.  
7 - Roll or pat out into a 1-inch thickness.  Cut into 2-inch rounds using a round cutter.  Reshape and roll dough to create more scones with excess scraps.
8 - Place scones on baking sheet.  Brush lightly with milk and sprinkle with sugar.  
9 - Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Serve warm with jam.

* Scones are best served on the same day they are made

* Extra baked scones can be frozen and reheated in the oven (about 5-8 minutes on 200 degrees C)

Happy baking! :)