Scone Search Round One: Brilliant Buttermilk Scones

Oh.  My.  Goodness.

Is it too early to say that I have found a perfect scone?  Well, I have found one that I positively adore.  Simple, highly flavourful, flaky and rich, it’s the Buttermilk scone from Alice’s Tea Cup Cookbook.

Alice’s Tea Cup is known for their scones.  I’ve been there quite a few times and always enjoy getting one of their daily specialties.  During my visits there I’ve had a buttermilk scone and whilst it was good, the simplicity is often outshone by flashy flavours such as pumpkin, mixed berry or blackberry coconut.  When eaten alone (with a dollop of cream and some jam of course) the brilliant taste shines through and you can really appreciate it.

An interesting note of the process of this scone, you melt the butter before incorporating it into the dough.  I was worried that it might be a bit watery, but it held together wonderfully even during the cutting.  Other than that the recipe was pretty basic, the only thing you might not have is buttermilk (but there’s always a sub for that).

Good contender for the best scone, the other recipes better watch out 😉

Do you enjoy the idea of afternoon tea?  Do you take an afternoon break when you’re working?

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