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Looking for SD scone recipe.

Maureen Farndell's picture
Maureen Farndell

Looking for SD scone recipe.

OK I have gathered that in USA a scone is called a biscuit. So now my question..... Does anyone have a recipe for scone/biscuit's made with sourdough????????

My starter is very active and more than I need for daily bread so I want to use it for something else. The other item is pan cakes (USA) or pikelets (OZ) or flapjacks as we call them here in S.A.

Thanks guys.......

Maureen Farndell's picture
Maureen Farndell

Did some google-ing this morning and discovered that what I have always known as Flapjacks are in fact (UK) crumpets. So interesting........ I do have a recipe using baking powder so how do I substitute sourdough for baking powder in both scones and crumpets??????

Come on my bread friends...... I know someone out there has the answer! :)

breadsong's picture

Hello Maureen,
Here are links to two different sourdough scone recipes, published by Susan on wildyeastblog.

I've made the blueberry ones - we really liked them!
Happy baking,
:^) breadsong

RobynNZ's picture

Hi Maureen

There are numerous threads on this topic here on TFL,  the search box is your friend.

I have always made Susan's  (SusanFNP here on TFL) easy, delicious pancake recipe and often give spare starter and the recipe to friends to make up for themselves (I use  golden syrup or honey when I have no maple syrup):

Lately Caroline (trailrunner) introduced the Sourdough Surprises  website to us, if you look at the archive section on the right of the homepage you will find a link to scones, among the many other baked goods the contributors have made incorporating sourdough. Have fun checking it all out!

Cheers, Robyn

Antilope's picture

Quick bread scones (about the size of an English muffin) cooked on a cast iron griddle and flipped like a pancake. They take about 7 minutes per side. I use a griddle heat a little lower than that used to cook pancakes.

I also make yeast raised English muffins cooked on a griddle in a similar way to the griddle scones above.

A sourdough scone version cooked on a griddle sounds interesting.

Jamie05's picture

Ingredients :

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/3 cup cold butter
1 1/4 cups sourdough starter
2 tablespoons milk (optional)
coarse sugar, for garnish (optional)


1-Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2-Whisk together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, sugar, and apple pie spice in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the sourdough starter and mix by hand to form a soft dough.

3-Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 pieces. Pat or roll one piece of dough into a 1/2-inch thick round. Cut it into 4 wedge-shaped pieces and place the scones on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough. Brush the tops of the scones with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.

4-Bake until the scones just start to turn golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

You should also make researches :)

Maureen Farndell's picture
Maureen Farndell

Oh I am, I am, lots of research and still looking, It takes a while but I'll get there. Thanks for this recipe and I will give it a go soon. One thing is for sure....... there are NO mistakes in SD baking...... just different tastes! I have become totally OCD about SD !!!!!!!!!