Sourdough Scones

Preparation info
  • Makes


    triangular scones
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

  • About

These are classic American Gold Rush sourdough scones shaped to avoid ending up with scraps after cutting them. Prospectors who searched for gold in California and later in Alaska during the second half of the nineteenth century were nicknamed ‘sourdoughs’, because many of them carried small pouches of starter and supplies of flour with them to make rudimentary bread and scones baked in a covered frying pan over a campfire. This recipe is modernised to the point that the sourdough acts more