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Sourdough Discard Plain Scones

Quick & simple scones, great for using up sourdough discard.

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Makes 12


  • 300g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 90g Unsalted Butter
  • 250g Sourdough Starter
  • 50ml Milk

For Brushing

  • Butter
  • Milk


1. Pre-heat oven to 220-240ºC.

2. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and butter in a bowl or stand mixer until the texture resembles crumble mix.

2. Add the sourdough starter and milk and slowly mix until combined.

3. Remove from bowl and press out onto a lightly floured surface to about 3cm thick.

4. Cut the dough into 6cm rounds and place on a baking tray.

5. Brush the tops with milk.

6. Bake for 14-16 mins or until golden brown.

7. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.

Note: For best results, chill the butter and sourdough starter (the rapid change in temperature to a very hot oven helps the scones to rise).

Added by: Philip Mathieson

Tags: Sourdough Scones CakeNpastry

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