Scones are a quick and easy snack to make when unexpected visitors drop in, or as something special to take to an event. I recommend using good quality white flour such as White Wings, do not use cheap flour such as those from Aldi’s as they have different rising agents and may leave a burning after taste. I have increased the butter and decreased the milk from my mum’s original recipe.
- 3c self raising flour (good quality)
- 4oz butter
- pinch salt
- 1c milk
Sift flour and salt into a large bowl and rub in the softened butter. Make a well in the centre and add the cup of milk. Stir in with a knife. Turn out onto a floured surface and lightly kneed just enough to smooth the surface and pat down with your hand until dough is approximately 2″ thick. Cut into shapes using scone cutter and place on greased baking tray. Brush tops with some beaten egg and bake in hot (450 farenheit) oven for 10-15 mins.
Serve hot with cheese, Vegemite or leave to cool on a wire rack. Cut in half and spread with sieved jam and whipped cream.
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