My easy buttermilk fruit scones are the only fool-proof recipe you will ever need for the most beautiful scones! Perfect fresh out of the oven and still warm or cool and split topped with clotted cream and jam. Or any other way you fancy!
A bit about scones for you: scones are actually a type of bread known as a quick bread. Here in the UK, they are often slightly sweetened and traditionally served as an afternoon tea-time sweet treat with clotted cream and jam. I had not experienced the joy of this little beauty until my 20s, and have been totally obsessed with it ever since!
My scone story
For many years, I bought scones in the shop. Why? Every time I tried to make them, they would turn out wrong: like rocks, dense and tough. Or too much like a cake. Or my dough would be too wet and it would just end up being a delicious but weirdly shaped mound of… something! There came a point I gave up on ever making scones myself at home.
But then when I got back into baking in full gusto once I became a mum. Like so many new mums I was adamant my children would only eat homemade foods. That didn’t last too long!! However, it did bring me back to trying my hand at scones again.
So I researched and tweaked recipes, and I’ve finally settled with my version and the one I’m sharing with you today. I find these so easy to make now, just remember to follow my top tips shared below, or watch my video to see how I do it for you 😊
The perfect scone
Guys, this is the ultimate scones recipe. You won’t need another, I guarantee it! 😊
Beautiful, firm and lightly golden on the outside but still soft and light on the inside, these fruit scones with buttermilk will become your go-to recipe when you want scones.
And even better than that, they are just so damn easy! I prefer to make these in my trusty Kitchenaid stand mixer, purely for ease and speed. But you can absolutely make them with a pastry cutter or even the good ol’ fashioned way and get properly stuck in!
A lot of recipes will use good ol’ milk to make scones. I found I prefer to use buttermilk, as it makes for a much more tender scone, and so my fruit scones with buttermilk were born!
Topping it off
Of course, scones for me are a real luxurious treat and so have to be served generously topped with clotted cream and strawberry jam! My all-time favourite is Bonne Maman’s Strawberry Conserve. It is rich and packed full of beautiful strawberry flavour without being overly sweet. Perfection!
If, like me, you love all of Bonne Maman’s products too, you will adore my cherry bakewell blondies in which I use Bonne Maman’s utterly scrumptious cherry compote. This is the real deal, folks! 🤤
Now it’s over to you!
So now you have my recipe, it’s over to you to make them! I’m including all my tips I’ve discovered as I’ve made these and fallen in love with scones all over again. Follow all my top tips and I guarantee you will have the most perfect scones every time!
Happy baking, friends! Enjoy! x