Buttermilk Scones


500g Self Raising Flour

1 level teaspoon Baking Powder 

110g Butter (cubed)

55g Caster Sugar

2 Lemons (zested)

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

150 ml Buttermilk 

Pinch Salt


  • Preheat the oven at 200c/Gas Mark 6. 
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  
  • Rub in butter to a breadcrumb consistency,  tip in sugar and zest and continue to mix. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and then slowly pour in the buttermilk until the mix forms a soft dough mix.
  • Roll out dough to between 2 and 3 cms in thickness. 
  • Cut out scones and egg wash the top. 
  • Bake at 200c/Gas Mark 6 for 15 to 17 minutes. For fan oven, bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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