These easy peasy buttery scones are a cinch to mix with a pastry cutter and in the oven in 15 minutes.
Easy Lime Buttermilk Scones Recipe
1 3/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
9 tablespoons (4 1/2 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons lightly packed zest from 2 limes
1 large egg
5 tablespoons buttermilk
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and butter in large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour until much of the butter is the size of very small peas.
Add lime zest, egg, and buttermilk to the dry ingredients. Stir with a spoon, and then hands until mixture forms a dough (it may feel dry at first but will come together.)
Place dough onto a lightly floured board and pat into a 7-inch disc. Cut into 6 wedges and evenly space on pan. Bake until set and edges are golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
A heavy duty handheld pastry cutter (or dough blender) with blades makes easy work of cutting the butter into the flour. I like OXO brand dough blender, available in kitchen stores and online.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||56%|
|Total Carbohydrate 41g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 9g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||8%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|