Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Buttermilk Scones ~ Morning Snack

Buttermilk Scones, fresh from the oven
We're off on a Traveling Herb Seminar today... to gardens in the Garden State of New Jersey. We anticipate a visit to the Frelinghuysen Arboreteum, the Wick House Herb Garden and the Greenwood Gardens with a dinner stop at the Cosy Cupboard Tea Room in Convent Station, NJ.  But, before all that happens, our travel companions enjoy a Morning Snack aboard the bus.  The featured snack for this trip happens to be Buttermilk Scones with a few blueberries and cinnamon chips tossed into the mix.

Buttermilk Scones
3 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 sticks butter
1 c. buttermilk
2 Tbsp. cinnamon chips
1 c. blueberries

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Cut in butter until small pieces are formed.  Toss in cinnamon chips.  Add buttermilk, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Carefully add blueberries.  Knead a few times on lightly floured board.  Cut dough in half.  With half of the dough, form a large ball, and gently flatten into a 6" circle with a rolling pin.  Cut circle into 8 triangles.  Repeat with second ball of dough.  Brush with egg white, sprinkle with sugar.  Bake 13 minutes, until golden.  Yum!
Scones packaged for Morning Snack


relevanttealeaf said...

Nancy, the scones look absolutely scrumptious! What a wonderful treat for the travelers! The itinerary sounds like a fun day trip. Hope you have safe travels and good weather. I'll look forward to reading some posts of the trip.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wish I were going to be there to have one of your morning tea treats! They look wonderful! I hadn't thought of the cinnamon chips before...great idea!

Marilyn Miller said...

Your snacks and picnics are the best. I am sure they just loved these beautiful wrapped travel snacks. What a treat.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Those lucky people! Hope you have a great time and that the rain stays away!

Anonymous said...

How thoughtful and generous - and I love the packaging! Wish I was there to have joined you. Sounds like a great day out.

Angela McRae said...

What charming packaging! And now I'll be looking forward to hearing about your garden and tea room visits. (Wish I were along for the ride!)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your scones look delicious and are beautifully packaged. I wish I lived near enough to go on a bus trip with you!

Linda Jennings said...

They sound delicious, and I love the way you packaged them for your travelers.

La Tea Dah said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful presentation! I love the idea. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

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