Light and flaky, this scone is just fine as is, or mix in chopped fruit, spices or a savory addition.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter and buttermilk; stir until a soft dough is formed.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press dough into a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick and 4 inches wide. Cut into 8 even sized pieces.
Place the scones on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.