English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones

I am incredibly excited to delve into the world of English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones!

These heavenly baked treats are a delightful combination of buttery goodness, tangy raspberries, and a subtle hint of buttermilk.

Buttermilk scones are delightful little buns with a golden crust that’s crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

My easy recipe will guide you through the process of making these sweet treats.

Pair them with your favorite berry jam and creamy filling for a truly indulgent experience!

English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, let’s dive into the world of scones.

These unique pastries are a beloved tradition in England, often enjoyed alongside a steaming cup of tea.

They boast a dark golden crust that’s delightfully crispy, while the center remains light and golden with a moist texture.

What sets them apart is that they’re made without yeast, resulting in a gentle sweetness.

To make their taste even better, they are typically served with berry jam, cream cheese, or even whipped cream.

English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Prepare to be enchanted by the English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones, which are incredibly delicious with their crispy edges.

As you bake these goodies at home, your entire house will be filled with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked treats.

You’ll find that these homemade delights surpass the ones you find in many bakeries, making them a true delight for anyone with a sweet tooth.

These baked goods have a subtle buttery flavor with hints of vanilla, making them the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing tea time.

English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

The best part? These simple scones can be made in just minutes.

In a mere 20 minutes, you’ll have tender pastries ready to be enjoyed with a cup of tea.

Slice them in half while they’re still warm and enjoy them with your choice of fillings.

Whether it’s a raspberry or other berry jam or a velvety creamy filling, the combination is sure to make you lick your fingers in delight!

So, why wait? Treat yourself to these amazing buttermilk scones and elevate your tea time to new heights!

English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones – VIDEO RECIPE

English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

how to cook English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones?


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To start, preheat your oven to 200°C (400⁰F). In a medium bowl, add 1/4 cup (40 g) of flour and chilled butter that has been cut into cubes. Mix them together until well combined.

TIPS:  When it comes to butter, it’s important to keep it chilled and not softened. Using softened butter will cause it to mix too well with the other ingredients, resulting in a too soft dough. This way, your scones won’t be crumbly.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well! But keep in mind that margarine contains salt. So, you might want to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe. Just a little heads up!


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Next, use a pastry cutter to grind the mixture until it becomes crumbly crumbs.

TIPS: While this recipe suggests using a pastry cutter to cut butter, there are other techniques you can explore. Check out my article “How to Grind Butter with Flour: 5 Great Ways” for more tips and tricks.

TIPS: If you prefer an easier method, you can grate chilled butter on a coarse grater and mix it with flour.


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Pour the remaining flour into the mixture, along with sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla sugar. Mix everything together until it forms a creamy consistency.


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Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Mix everything quickly until well combined.

TIPS: If you’re short on buttermilk for a recipe, don’t fret. You can easily replace it with yogurt, diluted with water. It’ll do the trick just fine. The great thing about using buttermilk is that it makes your baked goods extra fluffy and airy.


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Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and carefully shape it into a 3cm thick circle.

TIPS: When making scones, remember that the dough should only be assembled, not kneaded.


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Using a dough cutter with a diameter of 5-6 cm, cut out 10-12 scones from the dough.

TIPS: If you don’t have a dough cutter, no worries! You can simply use a knife to cut the dough into squares, segments, or any shape you like.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Grease a baking tray with oil and line it with parchment paper. Place the scones onto the prepared baking tray.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Brush the top of each bun with vegetable oil to achieve a golden crust.

TIPS: To apply an oil, it’s handy to have a special pastry brush. But if you don’t have one, no worries! You can simply use the tip of a folded paper towel or even just brush the dough with your finger.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Put the baking tray with the scones into the preheated oven at 200°C (400⁰F) and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Once the scones are done, remove them from the oven and cover them with a kitchen towel. Let them cool slightly.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

In a medium bowl, mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until it becomes creamy.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Sprinkle the finished scones with powdered sugar.


English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones - VIDEO RECIPE

Once the scones are ready, carefully slice them in half. Next, generously fill each half with your filling. Finally, serve these tasty English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones alongside a dollop of raspberry jam. Enjoy your meal!

English Raspberry Buttermilk Scones


  • Flour – 2 cups (320 g)
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp. (10 g)
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp. (3 g)
  • Salt – 1/3 tsp. (2 g)
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup (50 g)
  • Chilled butter – 1/3 cup (80 g)
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup (250 g)
  • Vanilla sugar – 1 sachet (10 g)

for the filling

  • Softened cream cheese – 1/2 pack (125 g)
  • Powdered sugar – 2 tbsp. (24 g)


  • Powdered sugar
  • Raspberry jam

Cooking steps:

  1. In a medium bowl, add 1/4 cup (40 g) of flour, add chilled butter cut into cubes, mix. Grind until crumbly crumbs are obtained.
  2. Add the remaining flour into the butter mixture, add sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and vanilla sugar, mix.
  3. Make a well in the center of the resulting mass and pour in the buttermilk. Mix quickly.
  4. Place the resulting dough on a lightly floured work surface and carefully gather it into a 3 cm thick circle. Using a dough cutter with a diameter of 5-6 cm, cut out 10-12 scones.
  5. Place the scones on a pre-greased baking tray lined with parchment paper. Brush the top of each scone with vegetable oil. Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C (400⁰F) for 10-15 minutes. Cover the finished scones with a kitchen towel. Let cool slightly.


  1. Place softened cream cheese in a medium bowl, add powdered sugar, mix thoroughly until creamy.
  2. Cut the finished scones in half, fill with filling, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with raspberry jam.


  1. Hello! I liked your recipe and want to make it. Can butter be replaced with vegetable oil? Thank you

      1. Thank you for the detailed answer 🤗 I baked it with butter. I had no idea they were so delicious! Just AMAZING! You can’t force me to eat jam, but here I devoured scones with my jam on both cheeks😆 I have a few questions. While the scones were hot, you could feel the baking soda, can you do without it, increase the amount of baking powder? Instead of 15 minutes, I had to bake for 25, because they didn’t want to brown and in the end they still turned out pale. What did I do wrong? The scones turned out more like puffy cookies, hard on top and crumbly on the inside. Is this how it should be?

        1. Angelika, I’m so glad you liked the recipe!😍 Scones are like this: golden and crispy on the outside, slightly moist and tender on the inside. What to pay attention to next time.
          1. Very important: the dough for scones must simply be assembled and not kneaded.
          2. Cut the cold butter into crumbs with a knife. How to do this in more detail read in my article “How to grind butter with flour: 5 great ways”
          3. It is also very important to preheat the oven in advance. In a hot oven, scones bake very quickly: about 10-15 minutes.
          How it works? The dough is gathered rather than kneaded so that individual pieces of cold butter remain. Cold butter melts quickly in a very hot oven, creating a flaky texture for the scones. Even in a hot oven, the scones immediately brown, but the center remains tender. 😎
          For a more golden crust, the scones can be brushed with vegetable oil or beaten egg yolk before baking. 😉
          All these little tricks are explained in a step-by-step recipe with tips.

          1. Thank you! I assembled the dough, grated cold butter, the oven was warmed up, greased the scones with vegetable oil 🤷‍♂️ I’ll gain experience someday…

          2. Angelika, gain experience with me! 😍 I have many interesting and proven recipes! 😉

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