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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Spiced Buttermilk Scones with Marmalade


I don't think I've made any breakfast treats for Matt since before the holidays. A girl can burn out after two big family meals, you know.

But Wednesday night, I found a recipe for Spiced Buttermilk Scones with Marmalade, and knew that not only would Matt love them, but I had all the ingredients handy.

Terribly simple recipe. Flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger and cloves mixed together. Add butter and mix till the requisite pea-size/crumbly stage occurs. Stir in buttermilk, knead, and quarter the dough. Roll each piece into a seven-inch disk. Over two disks, brush a melted butter/marmalade mixture (recipe called for orange, but I still have some of my lemon marmalade kicking around, so guess what I used?) not quite to the edges. Top with remaining disks, and seal edges. Brush tops with remaining marmalade, and bake till golden and cooked through.

Here's Matt's review: "Tender, lemony without being acid, just barely sweet. A hint of complexity due to the spices, but nothing too challenging. Very nice with green tea."

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At 12:17 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Matt really liked them, and they're so easy to make!

At 12:17 AM, Blogger Lady Amalthea said...

Yummy! I love buttermilk breakfast foods.

At 12:41 PM, Blogger sailu said...

Stephanie,thanks for sharing this simple recipe.My son loves scones and this one with spiced buttermilk is just what I would make.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Sailu...you're welcome!

I hopy your little boy likes them as much as Matt did.


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