I wanted to share this as it’s pretty much fool proof – I made them yesterday for the first time and they were quick and simple.  Plus they tasted great 🙂

Ingredients:

500g self raising flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

100g butter @ room temp

1 pinch salt

1 cup milk, soured with a squeeze of lemon (or alternatively 1 cup buttermilk)

Method:  Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius, and butter a cookie sheet.  Mix dry ingredients in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs.  (I don’t have a food processor so I just used my blender, did it in two lots so as to not burn out the motor, and this worked fine.)  Put into a bowl and quickly mix in the milk.  Turn out onto a floured board and gently pat out to about 3cms high.  Cut into squares or circles and arrange closely together on buttered cookie sheet.  Cook for 12-15 minutes.  Serve with jam and whipped cream while hot – delicious 🙂

The thing I like about this recipe is that there’s none of that tedious ‘rubbing in’ crap that so many recipes have, and the scones taste just like Gran’s used to.  So good.  My mother loved them, and she’s a harsh critic.  (More on that in another post.)