Prep:  20 minutes
Cook:  20-23 minutes
Makes:  12
Serves:  6
Average: 3.9 (12 votes)
Recipe by: Western Star
This classic and delicious buttermilk and vanilla scone recipe is the perfect afternoon tea treat. Learn how to make perfect soft scones with this easy recipe that you can make without block butter. Served split scones with whipped cream and raspberry jam.
Credit: Whisk Media Group

Recipe Shopping List

* I have read and agree to myfoodbook's Privacy Policy
Play Video: Buttermilk and Vanilla Bean Scones
Buttermilk and Vanilla Bean Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Dot with the Western Star Spreadable Original Soft. Using your fingertips, rub together until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  2. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Whisk buttermilk and vanilla in a jug. Pour mixture into dry ingredients. Using a dinner knife, quickly mix until just combined (add a little more buttermilk to the mixture if needed). Pull dough together into a rough ball. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead just until a smooth dough forms. Press the dough into a 3cm thick circle. Using a 5cm cookie cutter dusted with flour, cut 12 rounds from the dough (re-rolling dough as necessary)
  3. Place scones close together onto a lightly greased baking tray lined with baking paper. Brush tops with extra buttermilk. Bake for 20-23 minutes until pale golden and cooked through. Remove scones from pan and wrap in a clean tea-towel. Set aside to cool slightly
  4. Dust warm scones with icing sugar. Serve split scones topped with whipped cream and raspberry jam. Add fresh seasonal berries, if liked
FacebookPintrestX (Twitter)Google ClassroomShare via Email

Feedback and Reviews

Enter your food preferences
too wet
Terry Boxall
1 year 1 month ago
I agree that the recipe was too wet making it very difficult to manage and end result was that the scones did not rise.
Worked perfectly and taste great!
3 years 2 months ago
Really easy to make (thanks to the video). Made mine slightly smaller and just took off a few mins cooking time. A big hit with everyone.
3 years 9 months ago
I have made these a few times now and they worked out great
no good
5 years 4 weeks ago
This recipes calls for too much liquid. Buttermilk should probably be 3/4 of a cup. Scones were too wet. Couldn't even knead and shape.
5 years 10 months ago
Tired these after watching the video. Worked great. Thanks