Owner & Innkeeper
Nob Hill Riverview Bed & Breakfast
St. Helens, Oregon
Nob Hill English Scones
Makes 8 scones
2 cups sifted organic all-purpose flour
2 Tbs. Sugar /brown sugar optional
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup butter
optional Fruit or nuts of your choice
¾ plus 2 Tbs. Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut butter or margarine into small pieces and add to dry ingredients. Blend together until mixture is crumbly.
Make a well in the center of the mixture and gradually add the buttermilk, stirring gently with a fork. Fold in fruit and nuts. Mix just until soft dough is formed. (We use a food processor and pulse once for the dry ingredients and blend until just after all the buttermilk is added).
I use a preformed Scone pan but if you don't have one of these just turn the batter onto a lightly floured surface pat into a circle ½ inch thick at the edge, with the center slightly thicker. Cut into 8 equal pieces.
Place each of the 8 pieces on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until light golden brown. Best served warm. Yummy!
If you don't need to be directly in Portland, Oregon, the Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast in St. Helens Oregon is a great alternative to Portland Oregon lodging. This Oregon Bed & Breakfast has a bird's eye view of the Columbia River as it flows towards the ocean. Join Tana and her husband Matt at the breakfast table. Their hospitality and warmth will linger long after the breakfast is over.