Buttermilk Scones

buttermilk scones

Nothing beats the good time of 2 old time buddies meet together to chat, to bake and spend a pleasant late afternoon catching up each other’s updates with some freshly baked scones and a cup of english tea. Life is short and the clock is spinning too fast, a 35 years of friendship passes by just like a blink of eyes.

scones recipe

Mandy, the first friend of mine in the primary school, now my oldest BFF, who is also an utterly talented baker. Today, she is sharing her perfect almond & cranberry scones recipe that she calls it “My Ultimate Scones”, adapted from the recipe book – Delia Smith: How to Cook. I used to love how my mum’s buttermilk scones tastes until I tried Mandy’s…. opps **someone please block my mum’s eyes if she happens to read this**…. well, my mum is still a great baker, especially her breads and cookies. I am lucky to have a chance to learn some baking skill from both of them, hopefully, I will fully utilize my electrical oven when I move into my new home.


I love flaky scones rather than chewy and with lots of buttery smell and taste… Mandy bakes the right scones of my taste bud. After finished her first round of scones, the taste still lingering on my mind and in my tongue… oh my gosh… I miss them so much!!! I told her and she said it is a quick and easy recipe, let her now when I am around her area, she will bake another batch for me to bring some fresh scones home… BFF is always the best!!! Ahemmm… Mandy, a portion is not enough, my family likes the scones too, more people less share… lol

I am hoping Mandy can share more of her mouth-watering baking recipes and photos here…. I need your help, please comment to motivate her to contribute more…. please, please, I ready need your helping hand!!!!

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  1. You rock!

  2. The scones look simple delicious, and also look similar to the one I had in Cameron Highlands. Good job Mandy!

  3. Appealing and reminds me the first trial in London some years ago. This one with cranberries and almonds looks yummy.

  4. Looks superb!! I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!! xD

  5. I never tried scones before! They look so yummy! Thank for the recipe!
    I will give it a try soon!

  6. I finally tried this recipe after hiding in my to try recipe lists for soo long!

    I dare say, the best scone recipe ever! The scones turned out buttery and short without being dry. The only problem i had was the baking soda after taste as i was using AP flour+ baking soda to create self raising flour. other than that, it was just perfect! 🙂

  7. where is the recipe

  8. Hi! I’m from Mexico, I’ve never tried scones, and I don’t know how to look for some of the ingredients you are using (castor sugar, self-rising flour, and buttermilk (I’ve read you can prepare this with milk and vinegar)). I hope you can help me so that I can try this recipe that looks simply delicious!

    Thank you very much for your help 🙂

  9. Hello

    Yr scone looks superb. I wonder how do u make buttermilk and where can I get it ? Would like to try on your recipe.

    • Hi Lennie, you can get the buttermilk from the baker’s supply store. Some big grocery stores might carry it as well, search at the cold milk section. If you still can’t find it, you can google “how to make buttermilk” to find how to make-it-yourself, but I am not sure if they taste the same as I never tried this substitute version.

  10. Hi and thanks for yr speedy reply.
    Just curious. .. how does buttermilk tastes like …sour or ??

  11. love this recipe – all of ours are with regular flour sounds almost like the buckingham palace recipe because of the butter milk. keep up the good work, mandy! thanks. karenblair/fredwinchester

  12. I just tried this recipe, replacing the buttermilk with 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (will halve this next round since I have quite a lot of leftover). My husband and I loved it! A definite keeper! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Now these look AMAZING! Not like the triangle rocks I see around here!
    Can’t wait to whip these up, thank you!!

  14. An easy and delicious scone recipe! I made a batch and was very glad that the scones turned out just the way I like, both taste and look. 🙂 I couldn’t help but to share this lovely recipe and photos of the scones I baked on my blog, haha!

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