Hairy Bakers - Maple syrup scones

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  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Straight from the current series of The Hairy Bakers, here's the recipe for Dave Myers' and Simon King's maple syrup, walnut and buttermilk wholemeal scones


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 100g oatmeal (porridge)
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 dessert spoon of baking powder
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 160g unsalted butter (warmed)
  • 100g broken walnuts
  • 125ml buttermilk
  • 150ml maple syrup


  1. Blend together the self raising flour, the oatmeal, the wholemeal flour, caster sugar
  2. Add the baking powder and the salt.
  3. Rub through the butter until it goes into crumbs.
  4. Fold in the walnuts.
  5. Mix in the buttermilk with the maple syrup, then stir in this mixture to the dry goods to make a dough.
  6. Press out onto a table about 3 cm thick, using a pastry cutter stamp out your scones. This mix will make a dozen good sized ones.
  7. Place onto a greased baking tray.
  8. Bake in a hot oven, around 200C, for around 10 minutes.
  9. These scones will rise like a space shuttle, and are wonderful dripping with butter and lemon curd whilst still warm.

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fab, had mine fresh from the oven with creme freiche strawberries and toffee sauce

Ann Miller

First of all I would most strongly not recommend using 'sour' milk that has gone off. Butter milk is not gone off milk but 'soured' with an enzyme. If you can't find buttermilk or don't have it in the cupboard you can use creme fraiche, soured cream or Nigella gives a really helpful method of using half & half yogurt & semi skimmed milk - eg for 200ml of buttermilk use 100g yogurt and 100ml of semi-skimmed milk. If you really are in a hurry and only ave milk in - could try adding the juice of half a lemon to sour it. Hope this helps


I was looking for buttermilk last year. I found after searching the supermarkets that Sainsbury's is a good supplier.


You can find buttermilk in all the big supermarkets, it's to be found next to the cream. The carton is a similar shape to that of Elmlea, but just says buttermilk. Good luck!


buttermilk is just sour milk so you can just add a little vinegar to your normal milk as a replacement for buttermilk or just wait until you milk is slightly gone off


love the sound of these but so many times I have wanted to do a recipe and have been unable to get buttermilk anywhere any ideas please.

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