James Martin Buttermilk Scones

James Martin Buttermilk Scones

Buttermilk Scones by James Martin is a delectable combination of flour, sugar, baking powder, and frozen butter. Prepare these golden treats within 15 minutes and they’ll be ready to enjoy with a soft crumb and a touch of sugar.

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💗 You’ll Love This Buttermilk Scones Recipe:

  • Effortless Elegance: Minimal steps, maximum sophistication.
  • Buttery Goodness: Grated frozen butter for a rich, flaky bite.
  • Speedy Delight: Quick and easy, from mixing to baking.
  • Instant Comfort: Warm, freshly baked joy in every bite.

❓ What Is James Martin’s Buttermilk Scones Recipe?

James Martin’s Buttermilk Scones are a quick and elegant treat made with a basic combination of flour, sugar, and buttermilk, as well as frozen shredded butter for a flaky, buttery texture.

James Martin Buttermilk Scones
James Martin Buttermilk Scones

📜 James Martin Buttermilk Scones Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter frozen and grated
  • 1 cup buttermilk

👩‍🍳 How To Make James Martin Buttermilk Scones

  1. Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking pan by lightly greasing it; you’ll need one large cookie sheet (or two, depending on the size of your pan).
  2. Blend 3 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Toss in the ¾ cup of butter and use a pastry cutter or a fork to mince the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. (You should end up with butter/flour “balls” around the size of chickpeas).
  4. Toss in 1 cup of buttermilk after making a well in the center. Combine by mixing until barely mixed. Avoid over-mixing. Add chocolate chips or other sweets now if using.
  5. Split the dough in half and place on a floured surface. Gently shape each into rounds that are 6 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick.
  6. Arrange the rounds on the baking pans you’ve prepared and cut each one into 8 wedges. Be sure to leave a 2-inch gap between each one.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until just beginning to brown. They brown fast, so keep an eye on the oven (don’t leave!) since every oven is different.
  8. Transfer from the oven and enjoy while still warm.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Frozen Butter Magic: Freeze and grate butter for a flaky texture – a game-changer for perfect scones.
  • Gentle Mixing: Avoid over-mixing the dough; a delicate blend ensures a tender crumb.
  • Versatile Additions: Customize with chocolate chips or your favorite add-ins for a personal touch.
James Martin Buttermilk Scones
James Martin Buttermilk Scones

🍯 What Pairs Nicely With Buttermilk Scones?

Indulge in buttermilk scones accompanied by a tropical fruit salad, strawberry preserves, orange honey butter, lemon curd, cheesy scrambled eggs, braised mushrooms, shakshuka, and balsamic fig jam.

🎚 How To Store Leftover Buttermilk Scones?

  • At Room Temperature: Leftover buttermilk scones can be kept for up to 2 days when placed in a sealed plastic bag.
  • In The Fridge: Preserve leftover buttermilk scones in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.
  • In The Freezer: Wrap leftover buttermilk in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

🥵 How To Reheat Leftovers Buttermilk Scones? 

  • Oven: Set the oven temperature to 300°F then spread buttermilk cones on a baking sheet and heat for about 5 to 10 minutes or until warmed.
  • Microwave: Arrange buttermilk cones in a microwave-safe dish and heat for about 15 to 20 seconds over high heat, or until warm.

FAQs

Why do you rub the butter into flour for buttermilk scones?

Rubbing frozen butter into flour for buttermilk scones creates pea-sized butter bits, which, when baked, melt, creating pockets of steam.

Why are my buttermilk scones heavy and dense?

Your buttermilk scones may be dense due to high flour protein, causing excess gluten. Opt for lower-protein flour to achieve a fluffier texture.

Why is my buttermilk scone rubbery?

If your buttermilk scones are rubbery, you likely over-kneaded the dough. Keep mixing gently to maintain a light texture.

Why do my buttermilk scones crumble when cut?

Your buttermilk scones may crumble when cut if served too hot. Let them cool slightly before slicing to ensure a firmer texture.

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James Martin Buttermilk Scones Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 227.3
  • Total Fat 10.1g
  • Saturated Fat 5.9g
  • Cholesterol 50.1mg
  • Sodium 328.4mg
  • Potassium 38.7mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 31.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 4.2g
  • Sugars 7.4g
  • Protein 5.4g

James Martin Buttermilk Scones

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 15 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:16 servingsCalories:227.3 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

Buttermilk Scones by James Martin is a delectable combination of flour, sugar, baking powder, and frozen butter. Prepare these golden treats within 15 minutes and they’ll be ready to enjoy with a soft crumb and a touch of sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking pan by lightly greasing it; you’ll need one large cookie sheet (or two, depending on the size of your pan).
  2. Blend 3 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Toss in the ¾ cup of butter and use a pastry cutter or a fork to mince the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. (You should end up with butter/flour “balls” around the size of chickpeas).
  4. Toss in 1 cup of buttermilk after making a well in the center. Combine by mixing until barely mixed. Avoid over-mixing. Add chocolate chips or other sweets now if using.
  5. Split the dough in half and place on a floured surface. Gently shape each into rounds that are 6 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick.
  6. Arrange the rounds on the baking pans you’ve prepared and cut each one into 8 wedges. Be sure to leave a 2-inch gap between each one.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until just beginning to brown. They brown fast, so keep an eye on the oven (don’t leave!) since every oven is different.
  8. Transfer from the oven and enjoy while still warm.

Notes

  • Frozen Butter Magic: Freeze and grate butter for a flaky texture – a game-changer for perfect scones.
    Gentle Mixing: Avoid over-mixing the dough; a delicate blend ensures a tender crumb.
    Versatile Additions: Customize with chocolate chips or your favorite add-ins for a personal touch.
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