I’m going to let you in on a secret, of how to make soft, light and absolutely amazing scones. Drum roll please, ba dump dump chshshshshshshsh………….

Buttermilk, it truly makes the most amazing scones. Now if you don’t want to go out and buy buttermilk as it is a bit pricier than traditional milk, and really who wants the left overs sitting around waiting to go bad? Not me. Well just add a tablespoon of white vinegar to your milk, the milk will curdle and look totally disgusting, but you will have super amazing scones. One more piece of advice don’t over beat your mixture, or you will still end up with lumps of rock.




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Serves: 10
  • 3 cups flour
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200C
  2. Rub the flour and butter together until the mixture resembles bread crumbs, then stir through the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the milk and the vinegar, then pour into the flour mixture.
  4. Use a butter knife to cut into the mixture to incorporate. When the mixture is just combined pour onto a flour surface, and roll out using a rolling pin until about 2-3 cm thick.
  5. Cut with a cookie cutter and place onto a flour oven tray.
  6. Bake for 20 mins.





  1. says

    Oh Sophia, I adore those plates!!!! And scones for that matter! I would do terrible things for a good scone. And yours look fabulous! I like buying buttermilk because then I can say, “Oh dear, I have this extra buttermilk, I *have* to make some buttermilk scones, biscuits, whatever”

    • Sophia says

      Lol, I see your point with the buttermilk, yes you better keep buying it :) Yeah the plate with the roses are beautiful, they belonged to a dear friends Mum, she was getting rid of a few things she didn’t want and these, so naturally I had to take them off her hands. I said if she ever wanted them back she was more than welcome to them, as I think they were too beautiful to give me. So I am currently the lucky care take of them.

  2. says

    Buttermilk scones are great. Any scone is great. Providing they’re not little rocks!

    I don’t understand why buttermilk comes in such a large container. It’d be so much easier if they came half the size. I’m a culprit for letting leftover buttermilk go off in the fridge after using it once. Now I freeze it. Or use it in my damper recipe!

  3. says

    I totally agree with you, buttermilk does make the best and lightest scones. Love scones the classic way with the jam and cream- really delicious! Glad I’ve found your blog, your recipes and photography is absolutely stunning! :)

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