RECIPE// 5 Ingredient Butter Bath Scones

by Gippsland Jersey

Butter Bath is not usually a phrase you hear when making scones, but trust us - it definitely works with this recipe, resulting in a pillowy soft, moist, rich and delicious savoury snack!

These buttermilk cheese and bacon scones are baked in a butter bath, and are fantastic when you’re in need of a quick fix, or staring down the barrel of the post-school rush with no decent afternoon tea on hand. 

Made with 5 simple ingredients including our butter and buttermilk, this recipe is as easy to execute as it is to customise - if there’s another flavour combination that floats your boat. If bacon and cheddar cheese is not your thing, try spinach and feta, rosemary and parmesan, or even apple and cinnamon sugar! 

Buttermilk is a baker’s best friend, and its acidity is a wonderful tool to tenderise gluten and create soft baked goods. Combined with our cultured butter, this treat is packed full of flavour, and feeds a family at a moment’s notice. Let us know if you try it!

RECIPE// 5 Ingredient Butter Bath Scones

Serves: 9+
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins


125g Gippsland Jersey Butter, melted
375g (2 1/2 cups) Self-raising flour
500ml (2 cups) Gippsland Jersey Buttermilk
65g (3/4 cup) Grated cheese (cheddar or tasty works well)
3 shortcut bacon rashers, finely diced

Step 1

Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan forced. Pour the melted butter into a 20x20cm square ovenproof dish.

Step 2

Place the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the buttermilk and gently stir until just combined. Transfer the dough to the prepared buttery dish and use the back of a spoon to gently spread out to the corners.

Step 3

Use a large spatula to cut the dough into 9 squares, allowing the butter to run into the cuts. Sprinkle the tops with grated cheese and bacon.

Step 4

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until risen and golden. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow butter to be absorbed. Serve warm.

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