Kids in the Kitchen: Buttermilk Scones with Herbs

There are kitchen tasks for kids of every age, and it is fun to work together; the group effort is rewarded by good things to eat.


| August/September 1995



 

Makes about 2 dozen


These tasty scones can be prepared for a special breakfast, tea party, or even dessert. Sweet herbs such as anise hyssop, lemon balm, lemon verbena, orange mint, or fruit-scented sage are particularly good.

 

  • 21/4 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped herbs
  • Melted butter
  • Sugar or colored sugar sprinkles (optional)
  • Strawberry jam
  • Lightly whipped cream sweetened with a little sugar

 

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl and blend thoroughly. With a pastry blender or two kitchen knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces are the size of small peas.





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