- 2 cups flour (about 9 ounces (Spoon and Sweep Method))
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cream (or evaporated milk) (for brushing tops)
- Heat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir to blend thoroughly.
- Work the butter in with fingers or pastry blender until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Combine the buttermilk and vanilla. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until ingredients are moistened.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead just a few times, until the dough holds together. Pat into 2 circles about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick and cut each circle into 6 small wedges.
- Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the cream or evaporated milk and sprinkle with the vanilla sugar. Bake for about 14 to 17 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Split warm scones and serve with jam, preserves, lemon curd, or marmalade.
Makes 12 small scones.
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|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||8 g|
|Saturated Fat||5 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||2 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|