I've been asked a couple of times for my recipe for scones, especially since I published the photo of the scones that I made for Alan's' birthday.
You can't beat a scone with candles :-)
Well actually you can ... one with candles and 10p clotted cream ;-)
My recipe is exactly the same as my Blogging Buddy Suzy's from this book.
8oz /225g SR Flour
8oz./225g Plain Flour and 1 heaped teaspoon of Baking powder
Pinch of Salt
2.5 oz/60g Butter or Marg
1oz/25g Caster Sugar
3.5fl oz/100ml Milk
Preheat oven to 200 Electric/ Gas 6/ Aga - sorted :-)
Mix together your flour and salt, rub in the butter/marg until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs, add in the sugar and stir. Pour in the milk and stir together with a knife. Work the dough just enough to form into a ball.
Roll out very lightly on a minimally floured surface and either cut out using a cutter and re-roll until all the mixture is used up, or do as I do and shape the ball of dough into a circle or square and cut into four quarters with a knife. This is much easier, there is no wastage and the dough does not get over-worked.
Put your scones on a greased or lined baking tray, brush just the tops with milk and bake for around 15-20 minutes until nice and golden.
For lots of variations see the page ... 'Recipes I Use' at the top of the blog.
Serve with butter, butter and jam or go the whole hog and have a Cornish Cream Tea.
Always, always, always jam on first and then cream ...well do you want a sticky nose!! ;-)