This is really my mom’s recipe and inspired all my other scone recipes. The smell of scones reminds me of waking up for school when I was little (I was so lucky).

Buttermilk Scones

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 8 scones


  • cups all purpose flour
  • cup sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 zest lemon
  • 6 tbsp cold butter


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F, flour a cutting board, and butter a baking sheet.
  • In one mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and dash salt.
  • Cube cold butter and use your fingertips to mix it into the flour until the butter chunks are pebble-sized.
  • Add the wet batter to the flour and butter mixture and combine.
  • Scoop the (somewhat wet) batter onto the cutting board into a log shape. Lightly coat by sprinkling flour. Using a floured knife, cut the log into triangles or rectangles and transfer the scones to the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350˚F for ~25 minutes until the scones are golden.


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