Crisp Cornmeal Scones
These nibble-size scones are easy to mix for a quick breakfast or brunch. Before baking, brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar for extra sweetness in the recipe.
- Makes: 16 servings
- Prep: 15 mins
- Bake: 12 mins to 15 mins 425°F
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In large bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal.
- Add shredded butter to flour mixture; toss to distribute. (Or cut cubed butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs). Make well in center of flour-butter mixture. Add 1 cup buttermilk; stir with spoon until moistened. Do not overmix. (If dough appears dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional buttermilk.)
- Turn dough out onto floured surface. Gently knead by lifting and folding dough, 4 or 5 times, giving a quarter turn after each knead. Roll into 8-inch square, 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 1-1/2- to 2-inch squares. Place squares 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Brush with buttermilk; sprinkle coarse sugar. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned; cool scones on a rack. Serve warm. Makes 16 to 25 scones.
Freeze butter for 15 minutes. Using a grater, coarsely shred the cold butter. Toss into flour mixture or refrigerate, loosely covered, until needed.
- Per serving:
- 155 kcal cal.,
- 6 g fat
- (4 g sat. fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 16 mg chol.,
- 165 mg sodium,
- 24 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 3 g sugar,
- 3 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet