A couple of weeks ago, Gursheel and I went to Milton and randomly went to this cafe to grab something to eat. Usually, most pastries at cafe’s have egg, however, this cafe had eggless buttermilk scones. We got them heated up and spread some butter on and they were the perfect complement to our chai tea latte.
Gursheel actually had never had a scone before and he was amazed by them so much so that he said we gotta make this at home. So, I got to work and searched for vegan scone recipes online, since we try to make as much as we can vegan. However, all the recipes I found online made me think the scones would come out dry. So I decided to use buttermilk and make this an eggless recipe instead before I try to make a vegan version.
I actually used to work at a coffee shop and we made scones using buttermilk that were so delicious! The lemon poppy seed flavour was my favourite. I think the buttermilk was key in making them fluffy and not dry.
When we made these scones at the coffee shop I worked at, we used a pre-mixed dry ingredient mix and just added in the buttermilk. So, instead of looking to see if I can find scone dry mix online, I searched for an eggless buttermilk scones recipe online. And I found the perfect one! This buttermilk scones recipe is so good!! I found this recipe on a blog called bakedbyanintrovert and I am just in love with this blog and it’s amazing name! The scones came out so fluffy and buttery! However, in my first attempt I used frozen blueberries and after baking my scones were literally blue/green. Not very photogenic.
So, I made them again. This time I mixed in cranberries and walnuts to make them fit the season and they came out looking amazing and tasting delicious!
So, in today’s recipe, I will share with you all an eggless buttermilk scones recipe, that, unfortunately is not vegan. Although, my next challenge is to attempt a vegan version. However, this recipe is super easy and super delicious!
2 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup cranberries
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup buttermilk
In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Using a potato masher (or a pastry blender if you have one), mash the butter into the flour. You want to keep the butter as cold as you can, so it’s not ideal to use your hands.
Now add in the cranberries and walnuts as well as the vanilla and buttermilk.
Mix the dough as best you can using a fork, then proceed to your hands and knead it into a smooth dough. The dough should be moist but not too wet. The less you mix the better as over-mixing can cause a tough dough.
Portion out the dough into equally sized pieces. I had a total of 8 scones. You can create triangles or any shape you like, but I just stuck with a ball.
Bake at 350’F for 20-25 min. Let cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm with some butter on the side and a cup of tea!
Hope you all enjoyed this eggless buttermilk scones recipe and comment below if you try it!