Classic Buttermilk Scones

Classic Buttermilk Scones

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Community Recipe

  • 10-12
  • Easy
  • 1 hour
  • 20-25 minutes


  • 2 cups Woolworths Cake Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Woolworths Fresh Buttermilk
  • 125 grams Woolworths Butter with Fresh cream
  • 2 Woolworths Free Range Eggs
  • 1/4 cup White Castor Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons Vanilla essence
  • 3 teaspoons Woolworths Baking Powder

Cooking Instructions

Sift dry ingredients accept the sugar into a deep bowl.
Rub in the butter into the dry flour mixture.
Lightly beat the eggs,sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla essence together.
Dig a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. Mix gently. Be careful not to over work your dough.
Now turn out the dough unto a hard kitchen top and gently knead and pat into a soft dough.
Cut scones using a medium sized scone cutter.
Yields approximately 10-12 medium sized scones.
Place cut scones inverted unto a greased baking pan. Lightly brush with egg or milk and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Serve straight out the oven on its own or with added butter, clotted cream, or jam.

Nerissa Govender Recipe by: Nerissa Govender
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Nerissa Govender is an award-winning news journalist,author and academic.A prolific writer passionate about storytelling, loves the delightful narrative cooking tells. A real home cook who indulges purer palate senses and ingenuity in the kitchen by creating her own wholesomely delicious recipes.

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    Yahya Atiya
    February 27, 2022

    Useless recipe. Dough starts out way too sticky. I needed to add more flour (and I used a baking measure to measure, so no “oh this is about a cup” nonsense). The ratio of wet to dry is completely off. I’ve made a few scone recipes, and this is easily the worst.

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    Alison Cyprianos
    April 29, 2020

    I was a little bit disappointed with this recipe …. the scones were extremely flat. The recipe made no mention of baking powder and stated that cake wheat flour was to be used, not self raising. The consistency of my dough was perfect so the end result was upsetting. I would not make this recipe again.

    1. Nerissa Govender
      May 13, 2020

      Hi Alison, this Classic Buttermilk Scone recipe undoubtedly requires using baking powder when using cake wheat flour.