Substitute buttermilk for heavy cream in a scone recipe?

Blueberry scone recipe calls for 3/4 cup heavy cream, can I replace the heavy cream with buttermilk?

  • Posted by: Caraj
  • December 31, 2015
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Windischgirl
Windischgirl December 31, 2015

Sure! It will be delicious, just a little less rich. I use milk in my scones and have used yogurt, whisked, in a pinch.

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mia
mia January 21, 2016

Buttermilk scones are awesome, you should! I've also used whole milk in the past.

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Jan Weber
Jan Weber January 21, 2016

If there is any baking powder or baking soda in the recipe...I would expect to add somewhat less baking powder than the original recipe prescribes, because the buttermilk contain sufficient acidity, and also add a small amount more baking soda as the buttermilk will react with more of it. There are some baking guides online with specify rules of thumb.

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SeasonToTaste
SeasonToTaste January 21, 2016

I make this substitution fairly routinely in scone recipes, and I don't think we miss the extra fat at all.

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GsR
GsR January 27, 2016

You can also, if necessary, use full fat yogurt.

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