• 225g/8oz plain flour

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds

  • 1 small egg

  • ½ pint/300ml buttermilk


  • 1.

    Sieve all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl then stir in the caraway or fennel seeds.

  • 2.

    Whisk the egg into the buttermilk. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Slowly pour in the buttermilk mixture and quickly bring the ingredients together with a scoop of you hands.  Gently need the mixture to form a soft dough.

  • 3.

    Place onto a lightly floured surface.  Shape into a round and pat down to a height of 1inch.2.5 cm.  Then cut into four.

  • 4.

    Heat a flat griddle pan to hot.  Then add the scones, turn the heat down to a medium heat.  Cook on each side for 7-8 minutes. You can also cook in a hot oven 220degC/Gas7 for 15 minutes. Serve warm with lots of butter.

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