Classic Buttermilk Scones (theunlikelybaker)

3 c flour
1/3 c sugar
1 t salt
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 c unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 c buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease 2 baking pans or cookie sheets and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add butter and cut with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mix looks coarse (about the size of chickpeas). Make a well in the middle and add buttermilk. Mix until just combined. Don’t over mix. Now is the time to add chocolate chips or other goodies, if using. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and divide into 2 equal parts. Lightly knead each into 3/4″ thick, 6″ rounds. Cut each round into 8 wedges and place on your prepared baking pans. Space them out evenly, about 2″ apart. Bake for 12 – 15 min or until lightly browned. Each oven is different and they brown pretty quickly so watch the oven (don’t leave!). Take out of the oven and serve warm.



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