These Hot Cross Scones with a Buttermilk Sugar Glaze have all the classic flavours of hot cross buns. And they’re quick and so easy to make!
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup currants
- 3/4 cup butter (cold and cut into small cubes)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
- 1 – 2 tbsp buttermilk
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg cloves, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in the lemon zest.
- Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse sand with a few pea-sized pieces.
- Whisk in the currants.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
- Add the buttermilk/egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a loosely formed ball of dough is formed. Then gently work the dough into a 1 inch thick disk.
- You can use a 3 inch biscuit cutter to cut out the scones, or I like to use a pizza cutter and cut the disk into 12 equal sized pieces.
- Transfer the scones to your parchment paper lined baking sheet, and brush with a little buttermilk.
- Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Transfer the scones to a rack to cool completely before applying the glaze.
- To make the glaze, stir together the buttermilk and icing sugar until the desired consistency.
- Transfer the glaze into a ziplock bag, cut a corner of the bag off, and pipe the icing onto the cooled scones.
- Category: Bread