It is a long standing tradition that every New Year’s Day, the Bagley family gathers together for a yummy breakfast of Buttermilk Scones. This is a recipe that Patsy Bagley has been making for 45 years. (That means it has definitely stood the test of time!)
Patsy was well known for making these yummy buttermilk scones. She would whip up batches of these scones and sell them at the Church bazaar to raise money for the church back when her kids were young. The bazaar was usually around Halloween time and Jerry and Patsy Bagley would dress up like pirates as they fried up the scones at the party. They were one of the highlights of the bazaar every year! Arrggg!
The scones were always a huge hit, and people would have to wait in a long line to get their hands on a fresh, hot, yummy scone! Eventually, the two oldest Bagley kids, Korinne and Trisha, became old enough to take over frying up the scones at the Church bazaars. They have fond memories of making the scones, and raising lots of money for the church. It was a fun family tradition.
We are going to share this special family scone recipe with you today! Here it is! (Scroll further down for step by step picture instructions + a cinnamon honey butter recipe.)
Best Buttermilk Scones – for happy gatherings!
1 quart buttermilk, warmed
2 Tbl. dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 Tbl. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbl. oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
8 cups flour
-Soften yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Combine warmed buttermilk, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and 4 cups flour with the yeast and warm water.
-Beat until smooth.
-Add remaining 4 cups flour to make a soft dough.
-Let rise until double.
-Punch down and put in fridge overnight, covered.
-Roll out in whole wheat flour. Cute into squares with a pizza cutter.
-Fry in oil at 375 degrees.
-Slather with honey butter, and enjoy!