Whether they're scoffed as everyday comfort food or savoured as upper-crust afternoon delights, scones as the Brits called it or buttermilk biscuits by the Americans, seem to hit the spot for just about everyone in my household tonight (everyone..?...well, theres only two of us..!).
I have never made scones before (or at least never remember making scones before), and I've never been a big fan of eating them either..! I always found them so dry and crumbly that I just assumed some devious Scottish cafe owner somewhere in England invented them to increase sales, since most of the scones that I've tried in Europe, take about five cups of coffee to wash down.
(aaahh...fresh from the oven...)
Buttermilk biscuits or scones are not so much a recipe, as they are mythology. Secret knowledge passed down from generation to generation, mother to child, blogger to people like you.
(... all piled up...)
This deceptively simple recipe can come out a million different ways with some very minor variation on the ingredients and amounts.
Anyone who makes the recipe below is encouraged to chime in...