light, flakey scones, full of woodsy thyme and subtly sweetened with honey.
yield: 12 scones
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • ¾ cup earth balance (or butter)
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup honey
  1. preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and thyme. using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work in the earth balance until it is in chunks the size of small peas.
  3. in a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and honey. pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
  4. turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and separate it in half. form each half into a disc about 1½ inches thick. cut each disc into 6 equal pieces, then place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. bake the scones in the oven for about 12 minutes, until they are puffed and golden. serve them warm or transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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