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ClemenGold<sup>®</sup> Buttermilk Scones with ClemenGold<sup>®</sup> Jam

ClemenGold® Buttermilk Scones with ClemenGold® Jam

For me, this recipe really showcases ClemenGold® mandarins in all their glory.

The subtle mandarin notes throughout the scone and the sweet vibrant ClemenGold® mandarin jam spooned on top is like a jewel in a crown.

ClemenGold® mandarin juice & zest brings a natural sweetness to all your baked goods and for me these scones are the only way to start your day.

Recipe developed by @chefshanesmith

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40minutes

Serves: 8



  • 8 peeled (700g) ClemenGold® mandarins
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 LemonGold® seedless lemon, juiced


  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 ClemenGold® mandarin zest
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 120g butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 220ml buttermilk

Egg wash

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. For the jam, peel your ClemenGold® mandarins and pop them whole into a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Place this liquid into a large pot with the sugar and LemonGold® seedless lemon juice and gently heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once dissolved, turn up the heat and cook for a further 40-50 minutes until thick and glossy.
  4. Remove and either pop into sterilised jam jars or a container for use later.
  5. For the ClemenGold® mandarin scones, pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4/350F
  6. Into your mixing bowl, fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix.
  7. To this add the butter and mix slowly until you are left with a texture that resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  8. Add the egg, ClemenGold® mandarin zest and buttermilk, mix.
  9. Once a soft dough is reached, turn out onto a floured work surface. Try not to over mix at this point.
  10. Roll out so the mix is roughly 2 inches thick.
  11. Dip a 6cm round scone cutter in flour and cut out 8-9 scones trying to use as much of the dough as possible.
  12. Place these scones on a lined baking tray and egg wash the top.
  13. Pop into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  14. Once baked, pop onto a wire rack and allow to cool.
  15. To serve, cut the scone in half and top with either greek yoghurt or cream and finish with a big spoon on ClemenGold® mandarin jam & enjoy.