My first taste of a truly delicious scone was in a tiny cafe in Totnes, England. That day I savored Devon cream tea, which is a pot of English tea, warm scones, clotted cream, and freshly-made strawberry jam. I was hooked! I hope you enjoy these sweet and savory scones as much as we do.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in 1 cup buttermilk, and stir just until combined. Fold in strawberries and basil.
Dust a work surface lightly with flour and divide dough in 1/2. Shape each portion into a 3/4-inch-thick circle; cut each into 8 wedges. Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Brush tops of scones with 2 tablespoons buttermilk and lightly sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Per Serving: 197 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 9g; cholesterol 23.6mg; sodium 280.8mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which not always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it night before , then clear it off the next day.