Hot Scones, served as soon as they are removed from the oven, are an English specialty. Serve with butter or marmalade or jam.
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter. Combine with your fingers, a wooden sppon, or a pastry belnder until coarse crumbs form. Add buttermilk. Quickly stir to form a dough. Divide dough in half.
Form each half into a ball. Flatten to a round. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Cut each crosswise into 4 pieces but not all the way through.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Serve Hot! Makes 8 scones.
NOTE: You may substitute whole wheat flour for half of all-purpose flour.
For a golden crust, brush scones before baking with beaten egg and sprinkle with brown sugar. Regular milk can be substituted for buttermilk.