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Scones I (D)
Source: Cooking with the Two Fat Ladies
Serves: 12

1-2/3 cups self rising flour
Small pinch of salt
4 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup milk, fresh or buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.

Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it all resembles crumbs. Mix in the milk.

Form into a soft dough with a metal spatula. Knead lightly on a floured board, then pat out into a round 3/4" thick.

Cut into 2" rounds with a cutter.

Place the rounds on a greased and floured baking sheet and brush with milk.

Bake for 10 minutes until well risen and brown. Cool on a rack, but eat when still warm, with lots of butter, clotted cream (click here for recipe), and jam.

Fruit scones: Add 1/3 cup dried fruit and 2 tablespoons superfine sugar.

Savory scones: Add 3/4 cup grated hard cheese and 1 teaspoon dry mustard, or 1/3 cup minced olives, anchovies, or what you fancy.

Posted by Ellie Stolber

Nutritional Info Per Serving:N/A