Saturday, November 14, 2009

Buttermilk Scones

I so enjoy a nice breakfast; it can help set the tone for the entire day. On the weekends I like to have a little something special, luxuriate over it with piping hot coffee and chatter away with my Ole Sweetie-Pi. Today the something special was scones.

I thought I didn't like scones as the ones I had in the past were just glorified biscuits with dried fruit tossed in for color. I like biscuits, don't get me mislead you into thinking otherwise (chicken gravy and biscuits, yum yum!!), but scones sound so romantic and biscuits sound, well, provincial. Little did I know that scones do not have to be like biscuits; they can have a quality that is uniquely and deliciously their own.

I have several favorite scone recipes, and this buttermilk scone is included. I originally found the recipe in The 150 Best American Recipes cookbook, by Fran McCullough & Molly Stevens and was found it on line at the Joy of Baking website. These scones are voluptuous and beautiful. They are tender, sweet, flaky (somewhere between biscuit-y and cakey), buttery rich, and do not need any additional adornment.

Sweetie-Pi and I both agreed, these are good!

47 comments:

  1. I adore scones - and the only ones I like are the ones I make! All others are too dried out. Will need to try yours - delicious with black raspberry jam.... or lemon curd... or butter ....

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  2. Those sound like great scones. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Pass the plate please. Yum....I like mine with honey or Roger's Golden syrup too!

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  4. I have been sticking buttermilk in anything and everything lately. Your scones are definitely on my must make list now!! :D

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  5. I have never perfected the art of scone making myself. These look like such a cozy way to start a cold morning!

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  6. I have always loved scones but for some reason mine never come out right! I am going to try this recipe for next week, night shift is killing me, this may be the treat I need to make it through the night while on the road!

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  7. Save one for me please. These look amazing. I love not too sweet sweets :-).

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  8. Never tried this scones....Looks delicious....

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  9. I love scones, so I'm coming over for coffee! LOL
    These look so tempting, Katy! What a lovely Sat. morning breakfast.

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  10. They're just beautiful and perfect they way they are. Yum!

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  11. How lovely do these look and I bet they were fantastic. I must try my hand at scones soon.

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  12. I don't think I like scones but if you can try them, I guess I should too.

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  13. I just adore scones especially with strawberries. I should try them next time with buttermilk, your recipe sounds great. I use cream or milk in mine.
    Have a great day Katy.
    Mamatkamal

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  14. I love scones. These look wonderful with such perfect color outside. I bet they were mighty tasty with butter and jam.

    For the eggplant boats, you could definitely use a goat cheese filling. In fact, that's what Dave's original recipe used. I'm a ricotta monster, so that's why I used it instead. :-)

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  15. I am chuckling. My husband wants to know why he can't be called "Ole Sweetie-Pi" instead of Mr. Crabby Head?? ANYWAY the scones look wonderful and a great addition to any morning!! Send me one please! Happy Sunday. .

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  16. I've never made a scone but I have been tempted to lately..I think I will after this post:)

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  17. You make them sound so incredibly irresistible! What yummy breakfast treats!

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  18. mmm, i'm with you on the breakfasts, and this looks just perfect! delicious!

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  19. I like scones too but never really make them as we don't eat them all at once and then they never really taste the same the following day.
    ~ingrid

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  20. I love buttermilk,,, makes wonderful stuff!

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  21. They look perfect. I'd like one with some honey or some butter and strawberry jam. Yum.

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  22. Oh Katy! These baked goods that you make so often are fantastic. I would love to be your neighbor :-) Scones are so delicious anytime with a cup of "piping" hot coffee.
    I just love visiting your bog.

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  23. Ok who wouldn't want a voluptuous scone! I love it!!! I made one scone recipe Katy and was very disappointed, that was over a year ago. Time to try a different recipe, this sounds wonderful!

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  24. Katy..did I hear buttermilk scones? I want some now with high bush cranberry jelly!

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  25. What a wonderful picture you paint...eating hot scones with Ole Sweetie Pie on Sunday morning...what a life, huh?

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  26. A nice salty scone with a little bit of jam can be such a good thing! These look fantastic.

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  27. Oh, I love scones. Any kind, but made with buttermilk are my favorite. These look just perfect. Breakfast is my favorite meal.

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  28. I love scones Katy but have never made them. Love having them with a cup of coffee. I'd like to try yours. They sound like they are not as dry as the usual ones are. Yum!

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  29. They look good! Would love one myself!

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  30. Your scones sound magnificant Katy and with the blackberry jam! YUM!

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  31. These would be great with the sour cherry jam we made... Yummy..... Great photos. :)

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  32. Scone is a romantic version :D They sound wonderful...now where's my tea?

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  33. These look so fluffy. I am off to check out this recipe. Thanks for the tip.

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  34. Katy, you make everything look delicious.

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  35. Scones are a favorite of my kids, They will be delighted with a new recipe.
    Thanks
    Mimi

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  36. Katy you really know how to bring out the best in the simple things in life. These look so delicious and just reading your description got me wanting to try this ASAP. You are teaching me how to love food...! Rather than.. just briefly enjoy it...

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  37. Oh I do love scones. Have you ever tried them with lemon curd? Outstanding :)

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  38. Scones are a favorite here! I'm making my beloveds orange cranberry scones for my mother-in-law next week (she shares my love for these triangular biscuits).

    These look wonderful. Thank you for sharing them!

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  39. hi Katy, The scones are surely beauties and I adore scones. I have always made the savory versions but yours just looks luscious with the jam over it. I have answered your querry at my blog but now that I am here I suggest you could use Tofu instead of cottage cheese, but marinate the Tofu well in spices to get rid of the blandness.

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  40. I love scones! My favorite is chocolate chip but these look pretty darn tasty! Your right, they sound so romantic, or tea partish!

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  41. That is a great way to start the day! Homemade scones are the best as the storebought ones tend not to be tender

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  43. I enjoy a nice breakfast too! These look perfect!

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  44. Scones are ubiquitous here in the UK's West Country. We eat them with clotted cream. Your buttermilk scones look delicious.

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  45. Katy, these scones could be the best I have ever seen! They look so inviting!

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  46. Katy your scones look beautiful and delicious! I wish I could have a plate for my breakfast tomorrow!

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  47. I am with one reader...Most of the Scones I have had have been dry and bland, these look yummy. I had some my neighbor made last week, a lemony flavored Scone, hers were devine!! TY for your great recipes!

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