When making scones I always use this recipe as a guide. Because I don’t have buttermilk available I substituted the 2 tablespoons of buttermilk with 2 tablespoons of mild yoghurt for this recipe.

In my version I shape the scones by hand instead of rolling the dough and cutting it with a ring. I don’t have enough surface area or the patience to do it this way. This cheats shortcut tastes just as yummy to me. In our gas oven I baked these at gasmark 6 1/2 (220C) for about 20 minutes on the highest shelf.

It’s very hard to keep my hands off them. Some have to last till tomorrow for Steve’s lunch.

For a savory version I add less sugar and add some thyme, a bit of grated mature cheese and chopped sundried tomatoes. It’s been too long since I’ve made scones. :drool:

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