Easy and Delicious Scone Recipe from Our St David Dairy Farmers

Warm, buttery, delicious…yes, there is nothing quite like a freshly baked scone. From brightening your morning tea topped with a dollop of whipped cream and jam to delighting your taste buds in the afternoon with a good spread of salted cultured butter, scones have long been a favourite in households around Australia. 

As Melbourne’s only micro dairy, it’s safe to say St David Dairy has a deep appreciation for the simple yet scrumptious scone. Infused with cheese and bacon, dotted with dates or simply served plain…we’ll take scones anyway we can get them! 

When it comes to the perfect scone recipe, it’s all about having the perfect base ingredients. And who better to provide Australia’s best scone recipe than Rose Atheron, St David Dairy’s beloved 3rd generation family farmer. 

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Gippsland, Victoria, Rose together with her husband Glenn and four children tend the family dairy farm. From their herd of close to 600 Holstein Fresian cattle, the Athertons provide St David Dairy with the beautiful, fresh milk that goes into every one of our award-winning Australian dairy products. Only a short journey of 100kms to our micro dairy in Fitzroy, our team of experts then lovingly transform that delicious Australian milk into our range of dairy products, like our indulgent and full flavoured buttermilk, cream and full cream milk

Rose loves to make scones for friends and family, especially when entertaining visitors to the farm in Gippsland – well earned after a day out with the cows! So if you’re looking for a moreish treat to enjoy with friends or for yourself on a quiet afternoon at home, give Rose’s delicious and easy buttermilk scone recipe a go!

Delicious buttermilk scones

Rose’s Buttermilk Scone Recipe


4 Cups self raising flour

Pinch of salt

2 Cups Buttermilk


4 cups self raising flour

Pinch of salt

1 Cup Full Cream Milk

1 Cup Cream


Sift flour into a bowl and add salt.  

Add buttermilk or (milk/cream) quickly with a knife to a soft dough.  

Turn out onto a board and knead a few times.  

If using the buttermilk recipe it will be a little wetter so please don’t over knead.  

Cut into 12 pieces or what you like.  

Put baking paper onto a baking tray and place scones 2 cm apart.  

Brush top with buttermilk or (milk). 

Bake at 220 C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with whipped cream and jam or butter!

Looking to give this recipe a go? Find your nearest St David Dairy retailer here to pick up all the essentials.

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