Oatmeal Buttermilk Scone

Monday, 13 November 2017





My mother in-law is a fan of scones.  I tried to create something healthier that we could have for breakfast.

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Oatmeal Buttermilk Scone Recipe


Yields:  8 scones

INGREDIENTS:

115g plain flour
115g oatmeal 
¼ tsp salt
2 ½ tsp baking powder / double action baking powder
40g brown sugar
50g raisins, optional

80g butter, very cold from the freezer
1 large egg, at room temperature
46g or 3 1/2 tbsp buttermilk 

Utensils:  
2 inch (5cm) cookie cutter
A pastry blender
A baking tray lined with parchment paper


METHOD:
  1. Cut butter into few pieces and place the butter in freezer.
  2. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan forced)
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl.  Stir in the oatmeal.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk egg with buttermilk together. Set aside.
  5. Remove butter from freezer.  Add butter into the flour mixture and use pastry blender to cut the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. (If you do not have a pastry blender, use knife).
  6. Add sugar and raisins, mixed well.
  7. Add egg mixture and mix with a spatula with cutting movement until all come together.  If the dough seems too dry, add a little more buttermilk, a teaspoon at a time.
  8. Using hand, roughly make dough into a ball.  Place the dough in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes.
  9. Remove dough from the fridge.  Turn it onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a rectangle about ½ inch thick.  Fold it into thirds like a letter.  Repeat another time the same way.  Roll the dough out to at least 1 inch (2.5cm) thick. Please do not roll it any thinner as we want to have well-risen scones.
  10. Using a round cutter, cut scone from the dough.  Please don’t twist it, just lift it up and push the dough out.
  11. Place the scones on the lined baking tray, brush them lightly with buttermilk.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and well-risen.
  13. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Homemade Buttermilk Recipe:


INGREDIENTS:
120g fresh milk
½ tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice

METHOD:
1. Place milk in a bowl.
2. Add white vinegar or lemon juice.
3. Leave the mixture to stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Notes:

  1. To get puffy and flaky scone, make sure the butter and milk must be very cold and try not to use hand mixing the ingredients.
  2. Blend rolled oat with powerful food processor into flour if you can't get the ready oatmeal.







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