Scones are the quintessential British afternoon treat. The added buttermilk in these ones makes them light and fluffy, while the wholemeal flour and sweetener make them more healthy. Try them with cream and jam, and perhaps a few cucumber sandwiches to start. And, of course, a pot of tea is a must.
: 15 minutes
: 12 minutes
250g wholemeal flour (or plain flour)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon sugar substitute (use one that replaces like with like volume, alternatively use 1 teaspoon of caster sugar)
25g unsalted butter
15g soft vegetable shortening
1 egg, beaten, for an egg wash (optional)
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