Raspberry buttermilk scones

June 6 2011
by emma

Today I made raspberry buttermilk scones and they are quite lovely, if a bit rustic …  They aren’t overly sweet as I’m trying to cut down on my sugar intake so if you want a sweeter scone I would add a couple more tablespoons of sugar with the flour or even some chopped white chocolate.  I really wish I’d thought of that at the time actually!


2 cups self raising flour
1-3 tablespoons raw caster sugar (to taste)
Pinch salt
60g cold unsalted butter, diced
1 cup raspberries or blueberries or 3/4 cup berries and 1/4 cup finely chopped white chocolate
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Extra buttermilk, for brushing
1 tablespoon raw granulated sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced.  Line a baking tray with baking paper.  Position oven rack in the top half of oven.

Sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl.  Add butter.  Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Add cup of fruit and/or chocolate and toss gently with flour mixture.  Add vanilla to buttermilk.

Make a well in centre of mixture.  Add buttermilk and vanilla.  Using a flat-bladed knife, stir until a sticky dough forms – add more buttermilk if weather is dry.  Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead gently until just smooth.

Pat dough into round with hand gently until 2cm thick.  Slice into 8 slices.

Place scones, just touching, on prepared tray.  Brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with extra sugar.  Bake for 20-23 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped on top.

Makes: 8

Recipe adapted from taste

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Emma-I'm seriously wanting to make these amazing and super delicious scones, but with fresh blueberries, and link it back to you.

    I just love the recipe, and the method of making it. Also love the rustic look and the beautiful photos!

    I would make it with raspberries, of course but I just have blueberries right now!
    Hugs to you, and thank you so much for your good wishes abt. my blog anniversary.

  2. I am gonna make this , thanx to elisabeth for directing me here , these scones look so good and i like the addition of white chocolate 🙂

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