The Best Buttermilk Scones

My mother has been begging me to make scones. Literally begging. Recently she purchased a fine jar of Lemon Curd. The only thing she could possibly imagine to eat it with was a scone. Not just any scone either. She loves moist scones, fluffy, moist scones. My mother has a spit fire Italian personality and is nothing but passionate about everything. Nothing bothers her more than dry scones.
So there I was, 8 o’clock this morning in the kitchen, sifting flour, and cutting in butter, determined to make the best scones she had ever tasted.

It starts with a sifting process. You sift together 3 cups flour, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp salt. Be patient! The extra TLC will do these little scones wonders!

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When it’s all sifted in, you just cut up 6 tbsp’s of cold, cold butter, and work it in with a pastry blender, or your hands. (My preferred method) 🙂

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After its all mixed in, you start pouring in 1 cup buttermilk. Mix it in, in 3 increments. Soon you’ll have a fine, semi sticky dough. Roll it into a ball and flatten it on a piece of parchment paper.

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Then cut the dough into 12 pieces, with a long knife.

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Slide a baking sheet beneath the parchment, and spread each piece out about 2 inches apart.

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Brush with an quick egg wash. (Just a beaten egg) and bake for about 12-15 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Watch them carefully! They should be golden on the bottom, but still cream in color on top.

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As you can tell I had to have a quick bite. The most moist (that’s kind of a tongue twister) scones I’ve ever had! I pulled out the lemon curd and served up some for my Mother too. Wanna see her plate?

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She had her latte and everything, she gave me a high compliment too.
“Rikki” My mother said in between bites. “This is way better than Starbucks!”

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I had mine while reading a the newspaper. I read a fascinating article on the history of ice cream.

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Published by littlesistersweets

Hi there! My name is Rikki. I have a little bit of an addiction to baking. I create my own recipes, but love to bake the classics. Nothing ever beats how your grandma makes something! Hope you enjoy my recipes, and maybe even try them out for yourself! Tootaloo! ~Rikki

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