Food Processor Buttermilk Scones are a simple and quick pastry for breakfast and tea parties, served with butter, clotted cream or your favorite jams.
Hi, I’m Amanda from Life at Cloverhill and I’m excited to share a really easy Buttermilk Scone recipe using your food processor. Yup, your food processor does most of the work and the result is a light and airy pastry that rivals the best bakeries.
I like to serve them up with butter, local jam or even clotted cream as a real treat.
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup cold butter cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in the bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade. Pulse several times to combine.
- Add the cold butter and pulse quickly until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add egg and buttermilk and pulse just until mixture comes together in clumps. The dough should be a bit sticky.
- Dust a work surface lightly with flour, then dump scone dough onto surface. With lightly floured hands, press dough into ball. On a floured surface, knead gently 10 times.
- Press dough into a flat circle about ¾-inch high, then use a sharp knife to cut into 12 wedges.
- Place scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a rack and allow to cool completely.
- Serve warm with butter or jam.
- Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.
Tips for Making Food Processor Buttermilk Scones
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Using the food processor helps you get the butter evenly distributed when you’re first blending it into the flour, and when it melts while baking, it produces the air pockets that make these Buttermilk Scones so fluffy. The trick is to use really cold butter.
You’ll be rewarded with golden Food Processor Buttermilk Scones that are a great addition to any breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.
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Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her family, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.