Being back on the family farm for a couple of weeks has given me the opportunity to get cooking again. As usual, my mother has bought a new contraption for the kitchen. This new piece of machinery is called a Thermomix and one of its many talents is making butter from cream in about 3 minutes. So, after making butter I was left with 3/4 of a cup of butter milk and no idea what to use it for. After searching several recipes, I stumbled across these simple scones and knew that the mother and her British heritage would be kept happy.
One tip? Don’t overwork the dough at any time, as your scones will not rise to great heights! —boymeetsgirlmeetsfood
about 15 scones
chilled butter, roughly chopped
buttermilk, plus a bit extra for brushing
jam, butter and cream (or whatever you fancy!) to serve