So for all of you who know what scones are, and for those who don’t- here is a fool proof recipe.
8 ounces of Flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 ounces of butter (50gr)
1 ounce of sugar (25gr)
1 ounce of sultanas
1/8 of a pint of milk
Rub butter, flour,baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl with fingers or mixer till resembling fine breacrumbs.
Add sugar to the above mixture..
Make well in centre and add the lightly beaten egg and milk.Mix together with rounded end of a knife to form dough.
Roll out 3/4 to an inch thick on a well floured surface.
Cut out scones with a bicuit cutter or upturned small wine glass. Dust tops with flour.
Bake on floured baking tin at 425°F or circa 21o°C for 10 minutes.
They should be well risen and light in colour .
Scones are best eaten fresh, halved. and spread thickly with clotted cream and the best rasberry or strawberry jam.
This Recipe came originally from a neighbour who was one of the best cooks in Yorkshire.