Grandma‘s Girdle Scones

Girdle Scones

That is what my Scottish grandmother called them.  I can remember eating these since I was a wee boy.  I always thought “girdle” was a translation mistake for griddle, until I saw it spelled girdle in Scottish cookbook.  They are best served with butter and homemade strawberry jam.


1-1/4 cup flour

1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature or colder (don’t melt the butter!)

3 tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup cream (or sour cream)

Heat griddle until water just spats off

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter(the. Butter can also be frozen and then grated) into flour mixture until the mix resembles coarse cornmeal. Mix in the sugar. Add cream and stir.

Knead the dough until it all sticks together in one, big ball (be careful not to over knead).  Place onto cutting board or silpat mat and flatten the ball into a disk, then cut across the diameter four times creating wedges. Separate the pieces and cook until brown each side, they will rise slightly on the first side.

Let cool slightly and enjoy😊

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