• Serves 16
  • 17 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients


Easy fresh Devonshire Tea in a jiffy. mmm yummm one of my favourite things.
Pip Pip Please Enjoy.

Ingredients (serves 16)

  • 3 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 60g butter, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • strawberry jam and double cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Grease and flour a scone tray.
  2. Place flour, sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Make a well in the centre. Add buttermilk. Using a flat-bladed knife, stir until dough almost comes together. Place on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Knead gently until dough comes together. Press out to a 3cm-thick round. Dip a 5cm round cutter into flour to prevent dough sticking. Cut out scones. Gently press leftover dough pieces together and repeat to make a total 16 scones. Alternately you can use the blade of the knife to cut 16 squares from the mix. What ever is easiest for you.
  5. Place scones, touching, on prepared tray. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until light golden.
  6. Serve with lashings of strawberry jam and double cream.


Note: You can go all out and include ginger, date, sultana, choc chips and pumpkin to name but a few to this basic mix if you wish ...but for me it's plain and simple. Cheers xx

  • I might try with lemonade love this recipe scones are great


  • Love scones jam and cream. Nothing better than a home made scone. These look light and delicious.


  • Great recipe. We love scones in our house.


  • I love scones but can never bake them to turn out right! Buttermilk sounds amazing.


  • Also, I love the presentation of these scones on the plate with the spoon. You always put so much effort into the beautiful presentation of your recipes. It is noticed and appreciated. :)

    • AWW you are so sweet THANK YOU. Actually I submitted a recipe for Weet-Bix slice, my photo was of the whole slice in the tin with a special oven mitt and wooden spoon but the mom team asked me if I had another photo as the photo was blurry. Unfortunately I have not but there is one large piece left so I will take a new photo in the morning and this time like many other photo’s it will be on a plate so I will have to do some extra special touches just for you.:-)
      Thanks again for popping by and making such a thoughtful comment. x

      • Thanks for your lovely comment and the feedback and thanks for the extra special touches! :) Please keep your wonderful recipes coming. :)


  • I do love buttermilk and it really is so very good in pancakes and scones. The taste is absolutely heavenly. Thanks for your recipe for these delicious looking scones.


  • I love your scone recipe,a great treat for the weekend! Thanks!

    • THANK YOU for your lovely comment.


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