Tuesday, March 04, 2014

TWD-Buttermilk Scones

Today's recipe seems real easy. Granted, I did need to watch the video because I wasn't sure about a rolled scone.  Seriously, I have never heard of a rolled scone.  I thought scones were either dropped or cut into a triangle.  See, always learning something here at Tuesdays with Dorie.

I love Scones!  There I said it.  Whew, that's a relief to finally share this.  Wait, it's acceptable to like scones in this day and age?  I didn't just come out of the pantry with this bold statement? Fine.  Pass me a scone...and don't skimp on the butter!
I made some super awesome scones here, a while back.  They were crazy good. I also made nutella scones. (Totally decadent.)

I had thought about making these scones with whole wheat flour.  (Because of this pic below: Please note, this graphic scene may be hard for some bakers to see...you've been warned.)

Yep, I was out of flour.  Gasp.  And for a whole week!  I know, I know...there are no words.  Just thinking back on it, makes me shudder.  There was a palpable sense of horror in the kitchen all week.  (I swear.)  And I breathed a sigh of relief, once I set a bag of flour in our shopping cart this week.  (Hubbie thinks I have a problem.)  Not a problem now!  I gots me some flour!!

So I'm not going to use any whole wheat flour now.  It was really just a panicked thought since I was out of my regular flour.  I couldn't think straight.  It was like being in a nightmare and not being able to wake up.  Okay, shake it off Sandra.  Let's get some flour on those hands!

This really is a super easy recipe.  Ingredients have been gathered.

Butter gets cut into the dry mixture.  And then the buttermilk and orange zest (I used a blood orange) gets mixed in.

Now it just needs to get kneaded together.

I've decided to split the dough in half, so that I can make the regular scones and the rolled scones.

Triangles cut, buttered and sprinkled with a little sugar.

And next, are the rolled scones.  I've brushed it with butter and then sprinkled brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon on top. 

Now to pop these in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Traditional shaped scones.
Rolled Scones.
All that is missing here, is a nice hot cup of tea.

These scones are perfection.  Such a simple recipe with awesome results.  I will be using this recipe again and again.  Check out Tuesdays with Dorie to see if everyone else enjoyed these scones.


  1. Your rolled scones look great. I stuck with the wedge ones myself.

  2. Your scones look awesome!!
    Walnut/cinnamon is my favorite filling, always a hit!!!
    What a great recipe for a nice breakfast!!!!

  3. nice job on those scones! that work table of mine is actually a kitchen island from ikea. one of the best investments i have made for the kitchen-i only use it as a work bench.

  4. Gasp! Out of flour?!? That is a travesty. It is during times like that (no flour, no eggs, etc) that my mind goes crazy with little baking ideas that I CAN'T DO. Totally torturous. I am glad you were able to rectify the problem without any personal damage! These were delicious. Thank goodness your flour catastrophe was solved!

  5. You made rolled scones! They look great, and I'm glad you now have more flour in the kitchen! Running out of flour, butter or eggs is like one of those nightmares...

  6. Loving scones is NEVER out of fashion! Both versions look great! I'll have to try the rolled ones some time.

  7. Love the thought of rolled scones with walnut and cinnamon filling. Flour is such a staple in our diet that I cannot imagine not having that in my pantry.

  8. Rolled scones is a new thing to me too. Love your version with the cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts. Did you use whole wheat flour after all? I am thinking of doing half and half for next time...'cause there will be a next time :)

    1. No, I didn't try it with whole wheat flour. Once I got my All purpose, I wasn't up to trying it! But I think half and half would be nice to try. (especially for the rolled ones if jam is added when rolled)

  9. I too never heard of rolled scones - so I went with the traditional scone shape. Glad you got your flour, though I'm sure subbing wheat flour would be tasty too. Your rolled version sounds tasty. :)

  10. Your scones look delicious, especially with the butter and jam. Funny comment about the almost empty flour jar...when I went to make the scones, I didn't have enough flour for the whole recipe and was a little embarrassed. Your rolled version with brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts sounds great, almost like cinnamon rolls.

  11. Yum! I've never heard of rolled scones, either, but they look great & far easier than cinnamon rolls!

  12. Oh wow.... your rolled scones are looking absolutely delicious!.....BTW.... I fully can understand your state of mind after running out of flour!

  13. Flour!!! I too have been known to run out and it IS a terrible state. Glad to see you could get some in time for this recipe. I love scones too!

  14. Flour emergencies are a real thing - I get very antsy when I get half way through my ten pound bag.

    Very nice!

  15. No flour in the house? I'd panic, too ;-)
    Your scones looks delicious!

  16. It's embarrassing how frequently I need to buy butter, sugar, and flour. It's something I try not to think too much about...I'm so impressed by all of the people who made both varieties. They both look delicious.

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