Sourdough Scones

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ⅓ cup cold butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sourdough starter
  • 2 tablespoons milk(Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar, for garnish
  • Directions

  • Step 1

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

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 4

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

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