Strawberry Buttermilk Mini Scones

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When I started making these I was actually aiming for mini muffins but some rustic looking mini scones were the end result,  love it when a kitchen disaster comes together!   I was planning on making scones this week anyway to contribute  “International Scone Week” so these little ones are now it!

International Scone Week is not a “gazetted” week but something that Celia at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial in 2010 with some of her friends decided would be a good idea, (I love it) and it has been going on in the second week of August ever since.

Putting fresh strawberries in these little scones gives them their own inbuilt jam, making them a great lunch box snack too!

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Ingredients

1 1/4 C plain flour (a GF plain flour also works)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp raw caster sugar

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp grated lemon zest

1 egg

175 ml (1/2  – 3/4 C) buttermilk, may need to add a little bit extra if the dough is too stiff

30 g butter, melted

5  fresh strawberries, thinly sliced

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The lemon in the photo is the first ever one picked from our tree!

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 C and either line a baking tray with baking paper or line a mini muffin tray with silicon mini muffin moulds.

Sift the flour and baking powder into one bowl and add the sugar and nutmeg.

In another bowl whisk the egg and then add the buttermilk, butter and lemon zest and combine well together.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix

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Add half the chopped strawberries once the dough has started to form

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Then using a teaspoon spoon out little balls of the mixture either into the mini muffin tin or for a more “rustic” look onto the baking tray placed quite close together.

Put a strawberry sliver on top of each scone and then bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until they are firm and golden

Makes about 24 mini muffins or scones or 12 larger ones.

Printable recipe below

Want to see some more scone recipes? I’ve made Quirky Cooking’s Gluten Free ones before here or head over to Fig Jam & Lime Cordial to see a whole load of delicious contributions to International Scone Week 2014!

Strawberry Buttermilk Mini Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C plain flour (a GF plain flour also works)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp raw caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 175 ml (1/2 - 3/4 C) buttermilk, may need to add a little bit extra if the dough is too stiff
  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 5 fresh strawberries, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C and either line a baking tray with baking paper or line a mini muffin tray with silicon mini muffin moulds.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into one bowl and add the sugar and nutmeg.
  3. In another bowl whisk the egg and then add the buttermilk, butter and lemon zest and combine well together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix
  5. Add half the chopped strawberries once the dough has started to form
  6. Then using a teaspoon spoon out little balls of the mixture either into the mini muffin tin or for a more "rustic" look onto the baking tray placed quite close together.
  7. Put a strawberry sliver on top of each scone and then bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until they are firm and golden
  8. Makes about 24 mini muffins or scones or 12 larger ones.
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2014/08/strawberry-buttermilk-mini-scones/

 

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6 comments on “Strawberry Buttermilk Mini Scones

  1. celia
    August 14, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Vicki, they’re sooo cute! I love the strawberry centres! Thanks for baking with us! 🙂

    • Vicki
      August 15, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Thank you. I’ve loved checking out everyones different varieties of scones on your site. The kids have “multicultural” day at school next week so I’m taking in a Devonshire tea from our English background – am spoilt for choice as to which recipe to use!

  2. Chica Andaluza
    August 15, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Wow they look good and Iove the idea of making mini scones!

    • Vicki
      August 15, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thank you. They came about by accident but were a pleasant surprise!

  3. Joanne T Ferguson
    August 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    G’day! These look great!
    Thanks for sharing as part of Celia’s International Scone Week too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Vicki
      August 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks so much. I have to make some scones for my girls “multicultural” day at school tomorrow. So many to choose from now after all those fabulous recipes!

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