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Poppy Seed Scone with Rasberry Jelly & Buttermilk Curd

These yummy and easy to make (!) poppy seed scones are a recent discovery. I promised to share the recipe, so here it is!

Dutch readers can look up the original. Note that I used raspberry jelly instead of strawberry; Mr Gnoe and I actually liked that better because of it’s subtle (& less sweet) taste. For this blogpost I made a double batch; you can view the baking process on Flickr.

Please use organic dairy for animal welfare?!

Ingredients for Poppy Seed Scones

Here’s what you need for approx. 18 small scones.

  • 300 gr self-raising flower
  • 4 tbs sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 gr butter
  • 100-150 ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg, whisked loose (not two eggs; I made a mistake taking the picture above)
  • 2 tbs poppy seeds
  • (flour)


  • Preheat oven at 225 ºC.
  • Mix self-raising flour, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  • Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips to make a crumbly dough.
  • Pour in the whisked egg and part of the buttermilk. Be careful not to make the dough to wet (that’s why you won’t want to pour in all the buttermilk at once) and make sure you leave a little milk for a golden finishing.
  • Add poppyseed.
  • Knead into a smooth (elastic) dough. If it is too wet you can add a bit more self-raising flour.
  • Flatten dough by hand on a floured surface, until about 2 cm thick.
  • Use a small glass our cookie cutter to cut out circles of approx. 4 cm and put these on your baking sheet.
  • Coat with a little buttermilk to give them a golden shine.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.

The process of baking Poppy Seed Scones

These poppy seed scones can be eaten either cold or lukewarm and they make great picnic food, bento stuffing, or an addition to your breakfast, lunch or high tea. Serve with mascarpone or clotted cream and jam.

Another one of Gnoe’s tips
Now what to do with the rest of that whole liter of buttermilk? Yes, of course I could drink it, but I do not particularly like buttermilk :\ So I made curd out of it by hanging it in a (clean) moist tea towel from the kitchen cupboard for 8-12 hours.

Buttermilk curd is a bit thicker than quark and much more creamy. Yesh, I like :) The best part is that you can put the curd on your scones instead of mascarpone or clotted cream. A healthier alternative, although I like to indulge on the bad ones ;)


Poppy seed scone

Why don’t you join Beth Fish’s weekend cooking with a food-related post?

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Thanks for all the cheering! Because of the complete silence that suddenly dawned here over Graasland yesterday evening, you might have thought I dropped out of the readathon.

I didn’t, but things did go different than I had expected. Listening to Paul Auster while baking poppy seed scones was not a success: I could not concentrate on the book and (maybe worse) I believe my scones were a complete #fail. Let’s hope they at least taste good? Picture will be posted later.

I went on to have dinner and watch a butoh performance by taketeru kudo, which was marvelous. Back home I was pretty tired so Twitter lured me away from what I meant to do until I found the courage to go read in bed. Not smart, I know ;) And a long phonecall kept me from much reading anway… I was glad with the call so it doesn’t matter (& Her Fearful Symmetry might not be the best book to read late at night???) but I am annoyed that I overslept this Sunday morning! I had set my alarm clock for 4:55am but somehow my body refused to listen :\

Anyhow, I’m back for some more cheering and reading. My book is great and a very good choice for a readathon! There has probably been a mini-challenge out there asking for book tips, but I’d better not go check ;) Those challenges and blogging still take too much time!

Status report

24 Hour Read-a-thonTime period: 17.00 – 19.30 and 23.30-8.30
Time read since last update: 1 hrs 45 mins
Pages read since last update: 27 pages (& 1 hour of audio)

Currently reading: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger & Invisible by Paul Auster on audio

Total of time read: 6 hrs 5 mins
Total amount of pages read: 152 pages

Books finished: 0 books
Mini-challenges I participated in: 3 (Intro meme, Kick Off Champions, Book Title Poetry)

Gnoe goes ExtraVeganza!


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Gnoe herding…

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