Preheat oven to 180°C

Place the flour and sugar in a bowl, mix to combine and add butter.

Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. 

Make a well in the centre of the mixture and gradually add the buttermilk.

Using a butter knife mix until a soft dough forms.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently bring it together with your hands. Don’t over knead.

Roll out the dough to 2cm thick and using a knife cut into 10 equal pieces. Tightly arrange the scones on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and lightly floured and cook for 20 minutes or until golden. They will sound hallow if tapped on the top.