Almond and Rhubarb Brown Sugar Scones

Fri, 3th of June

These sweet scones are buttery and delicious. The tartness of the rhubarb combines beautifully with brown sugar and almonds to make the perfect treat. I find these are so full of flavour that I don't need to add butter and jam but feel free to if you fancy it. A lovely breakfast scone or afternoon treat.

Helen James


Makes 12

  • 8oz rhubarb (appox. 4 stalks)
  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1½ cups (200g) flour
  • ½ cups (65g) buckwheat flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup (70g) light brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 4oz (110g) cold butter (cubed)
  • ½ cup (120ml) buttermilk
  • 1 large egg

  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp flaked almonds

Roast the rhubarb

  1. 1. Pre-heat the oven to 190˚C.
  2. 2. Chop the rhubarb into 4cm pieces and place in a single layer onto a baking tray.
  3. 3. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar and roast for approx. 20 mins until tender but not falling apart.
  4. 4. Set aside and allow to cool.


  1. 1. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking powder, salt and light brown sugar.
  2. 2. Add the cold butter and rub together until you get a sandy breadcrumb consistency.
  3. 3. Add the egg to the buttermilk and whisk.
  4. 4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and bring together to a loose dough.
  5. 5. Turn dough out onto board and form into a rough square and scatter half the cooled rhubarb on top and carefully and fold over on itself. Repeat until the rhubarb is incorporated.
  6. 6. Form the dough into a rectangle roughly 24 cm x 16 cm and cut into 6 squares, then cut each square diagonally to form 12 triangles.
  7. 7. Refrigerate the scones for an hour or freeze for 20 mins.
  8. 8. When you are ready to bake, mix together the flaked almonds and sugar in a small bowl. Whisk an egg and dip the top of each scone into the egg and then into the sugar and almond mixture.
  9. 9. Layout the scones on a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven at 190˚C for 22-26 mins. Serve warm, enjoy!

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