As prepared on NBC Today Show


6 C all purpose flour, sifted

4 T baking powder

10 t sugar

4 t kosher salt

1 t baking soda

2 C cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes (2 sticks)

2 C scallion greens, sliced

2 t black pepper, cracked

2 C & 3T buttermilk

to taste sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bak­ing sheet. Stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Scatter the scal­lions and pepper over the mixture, then slowly add 1 1/2 cups of the buttermilk, mix­ing just until the dough comes together.

Pat out the dough into a 1 1/2-inch-thick square and cut it into 8 squares. 

Place the dough squares on the prepared baking sheet, brush with the remaining buttermilk and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves 8