We are going to be super creative today and make homemade scones with homemade buttermilk. This is a fun recipe to get your kids involved, and then take it to the table to have Bible time over breakfast with your family.
Make sure you watch to the end for Table Talk featuring Owner of Cici’s Pizza, Greg Moore and his family.
What You’ll Need
fine mesh strainer
mixing bowl and spoon
1 qrt heavy cream
1 orange zested
1/2 c honey
Pinch of salt
2 c flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp kosher salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 C mixed berries
3/4 c buttermilk
How to make buttermilk:
In a food processor bowl, add first four ingredients and turn on high.
The liquid will slosh, whip and then separate after about 4 minutes.
When the mixture separates,(these are the butter solids and buttermilk), stop processing and strain out the buttermilk – there will be just under 1 cup.
Reserve the buttermilk to make the scones.
Strain out the butter and squeeze dry in cheese cloth.
Work the butter a couple of times to bring it together to form a nice ball.
Refrigerate butter until ready to use.
Note: You can also do this the old fashioned way and add ingredients to a mason jar, cover with the lid and shake vigorously for 10 minutes. This method is fun for the kids to encourage their assistance.
How to make scones:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a food processor bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add cold butter cubes and pulse until you have the texture of coarse bread crumbs.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl, then add 3/4 cup of reserved buttermilk(from the butter making) and stir to combine.
As the batter comes together, add berries and fold gently to incorporate berries but not break the berries.
Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Using a pastry brush, paint the tops of each scone lightly with buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake until golden brown, nice and puffy, about 17 to 20 minutes.
Serve warm with the Orange Honey Butter.
Miss Victoria discovered this berry scone recipe on Tyler Florence, a chef on the Food Network about 6-7 years ago. She routinely uses several of his recipes as they are so full of flavor and have a fun twist to them.