These are very soft, crumbly and melt- in- the -mouth kind of delicacies. It has rich corn meal flavour and it is neither a cookie nor a cake and is very mildly sweet. It does not need any side dishes like butter or jam and one can enjoy it as it is with a cup of tea or coffee.
All-purpose flour- 1 cup
Cornmeal- ¾ cup
Butter- 100 grams
Dried cranberries- ½ cup
Baking powder – ¾ teaspoon
Baking soda- ¾ teaspoon
Salt – ¼ teaspoon
Sugar – ½ cup
Butter milk – ½ cup (chilled)
Topping – Sugar crystals
Pre heat oven at 170 C
Take one mixer jar or food processor. Put all the dry ingredients like flour, corn meal, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Dry grind all these for a couple of rounds.
Chop the butter into bite size pieces and add. Again dry grind until flour becomes crumbly and wet.
Add buttermilk and run the food processor. Dough will become a little sticky.
Line the cookie tray with butter paper.
Drop the dough into lined cookie tray either by using spoon or ice cream scoop.
Sprinkle some sugar on top and bake this in a pre-heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
It yielded 15 scones for me and I have used small ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough.